pilojection

pilojection

An obsolete technique for treating berry aneurysms of the brain, which consisted in “threading” stiffened mammal hairs into the sac, effecting its resolution by thrombosis.

pi·lo·jec·tion

(pī'lō-jek'shŭn)
Process of shooting shafts of stiff mammalian hair into a saccular aneurysm in the brain to produce thrombosis.
[pilo- + injection]

pilojection

(pī-lō-jĕk′shŭn) [″ + jacere, to throw]
Introduction of hairs, by use of a pneumatic gun, into an aneurysm to induce clotting in the aneurysmal sac. It has been used in treating intracranial aneurysms.

pilojection

introduction of one or more hairs into an aneurysmal sac, to promote formation of a blood clot.