Endovascular Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms

AHA: 7/1/13

In a recent systematic review and meta-analysis, the overall prevalence of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (IAs) is estimated as 3.2%.1 The prevalence of IAs is higher in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease or a positive family history of IAs of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).1 From the same review, the size of unruptured IAs is <5 mm in 66%, 5 to 9 mm in 27%, and ≥10 mm in 7%; the site of IAs is internal carotid artery, including posterior communicating artery in 42%, middle cerebral artery in 35%, and anterior cerebral artery and anterior communicating artery in 18%. Read more