Intracranial aneurysms

Andrew S. Ferrell, Abhishek Agrawal, Kiarash Golshani, Tony P. Smith, Gavin W. Britz

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Saccular intracranial aneurysms are focal, abnormal outpouchings of cerebral arteries. Craniotomy and microsurgical clip ligation has traditionally been the best treatment option. Current evidence however suggests that in lesions amenable to endovascular treatment, outcomes are better than surgery, although the rates of incomplete treatment, recurrence, and rebleeding are higher. This chapter will define the pathophysiology and natural history of these lesions, briefly discuss surgical and endovascular therapies, and provide a basic description of endovascular techniques for aneurysm embolization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCatheter-Based Cardiovascular Interventions: A Knowledge-Based Approach
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783642276767, 9783642276750
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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