What is the role of surgery in the treatment of cerebral aneurysms?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Microsurgical techniques focus on exclusion of the aneurysm from the cerebral circulation and reduction of mass effects on adjacent structures. A surgical clip usually is placed across the aneurysm neck with preservation of the parent vessel, eliminating any aneurysmal rests that may subsequently redevelop.


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