Jefferson University Hospitals

Pipeline Embolization Device

Unlike traditional stents – largely open wire mesh scaffolding structures designed to prop open blood vessels – the FDA-approved Pipeline™ Embolization Device has much smaller openings to prevent blood from moving through it.

What Does the Pipeline Embolization Device Involve?

The device is ideal for treating very large intracranial aneurysms, because it seals off the aneurysms from the arterial blood flow, reducing their outward push on the vessel walls while preventing a life-threatening rupture.

Jefferson was the first institution in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware to have used Pipeline, and because of our experience, our neurosurgeons will be proctoring neurosurgeons at other institutions to ensure its proper use.