A coil in the hair—a case report of percutaneous coil migration

Bart De Boer, Alfred P. See, H. Bart Brouwers, Gabriël Rinkel, Ciro Princiotta, Marike L.D. Broekman*

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Coil migration following cerebral aneurysm treatment has been described and may result in stroke, recurrent aneurysm, or local mass effect. Cerebral coil embolization is also applied in arteriovenous malformations and arteriovenous fistulas, but these pathologies are relatively rare and coil migration is not as well described. Furthermore, these cases are more commonly treated with combinations of multiple modalities to achieve cure. Embolization, surgery, and radiation each have risks and benefits and combinations may have synergistic risks and benefits not seen in monotherapy. We report a case of extravascular and extra-corporeal coil migration after embolization and craniectomy to treat a patient with hemorrhage from an arteriovenous fistula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2397-2399
Number of pages3
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Craniotomy
  • Foreign body migration
  • Intracranial arteriovenous malformations
  • Therapeutic embolization


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