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Endovascular management of intracranial aneurysms: current experience and future advances.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurosurgery
Publication Date
Volume
59
Issue
5 Suppl 3
Identifiers
PMID: 17053622
Source
Medline

Abstract

Long-term studies evaluating experience with aneurysm coil embolization during the past decade indicate that this is a safe and durable treatment method. The introduction of stent-assist techniques has improved the management of wide-neck aneurysms. Future technology developments will likely improve the durability of endovascular treatment further by delivering bioactive agents that promote aneurysm thrombosis beyond the coil mass alone. It is clear that endovascular therapy of both ruptured and unruptured aneurysms is becoming a mainstay of practice in this patient population. Although not replacing open surgery, the continued improvements have allowed aneurysms that previously were amenable only to open clip ligation to be treated safely with durable long-term outcomes.

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