Boston Scientific is releasing the Neuroform EZ, a new intracranial aneurysm stent system for use with endovascular coiling (see picture above) for treatment of wide-necked aneurysms. The stent will be available in both US and Europe and is currently on show at the 7th Annual Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) Meeting in Carlsbad, CA.
The Neuroform EZ Stent System is engineered to provide flexibility and conformability, especially in tortuous brain anatomy. It employs Boston Scientific’s proprietary Segmental™ Expansion technology, designed to enhance stent anchoring and stability. The product features the proven hybrid cell design of prior-generation Neuroform Stents while incorporating a simplified, single-operator delivery system intended to facilitate preparation, delivery and positioning of the stent.
The first Neuroform EZ Stent was implanted in the U.S. by Demetrius Lopes, M.D., of the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and the first European procedure was performed by Professor Laurent Spelle, M.D., Ph.D., at Foundation Rothschild Hospital, Beaujon School of Medicine in Paris.
"The Neuroform EZ Stent System performed well in a very challenging first procedure," said Dr. Lopes. "The smooth transfer of the stent into the catheter, combined with excellent support, stability and visibility, facilitated accurate stent placement."
"The improved delivery system of the Neuroform EZ Stent helped me to place the stent exactly where I planned," said Professor Spelle. "In my experience, Boston Scientific’s new system is easier to use compared to its previous microdelivery system and should offer benefits for both physicians and patients."