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Blisters in arteries of the brain, called aneurysms, can rupture, causing intracranial hemorrhage, stroke and death. Historically, these pathologies were treated nearly exclusively via craniotomy, where the skull would be opened, and the brain exposed to allow for clipping of the aneurysm. This procedure is complicated, requiring long operations that predispose patients to significant recovery times. Currently, non-invasive endovascular methods can be used to treat aneurysms, reducing operation time and costs and decreasing recovery time for patients. These approaches are not suitable for all types of aneurysms, however. Wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms are difficult to treat with current devices and still require open surgery. We propose a novel endovascular device designed to modify blood flow upstream of wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms, employing centripetal force to divert flow away from the aneurysm while retaining perfusion to essential areas. This device would allow wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms currently treated with craniotomies to be treated endovascularly. We currently possess a provisional patent on the technology.

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