Standard of practice: embolization of ruptured and unruptured intracranial aneurysms

J NeuroIntervent Surgery: April 10, 2013

Since its inception, coil embolization of cerebral aneurysms was designed and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for aneurysms considered to be high risk for microsurgical clip ligation, but it is now increasingly considered as the first line of treatment. The techniques for endovascular aneurysm treatment have evolved: new devices have been developed that allow treatment of aneurysms with anatomy previously unfavorable for endovascular occlusion, and indications for endovascular treatment have expanded. Read more