How are infectious cerebral aneurysms managed?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Infectious aneurysms are friable, with an increased propensity for hemorrhage. Anticoagulation is avoided in this setting. As these lesions resolve with antibiotic therapy, surgical approaches usually are deferred. Regression or evolution of these aneurysms is monitored with serial angiography.


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