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FDA approves new device for non-open surgical treatment of brain aneurysms

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) for brain aneurysms. PED is a flexible mesh tube that can be used to block off large, giant, or wide-necked aneurysms in the internal carotid artery and provides an alternative for open surgery. Read more at http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm250083.htm.

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