What is the basis of treatment selection for unruptured intracranial aneurysms?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Therapeutic decision making must balance endovascular or surgical morbidity and mortality rates with the risk of hemorrhage and other considerations on an individual basis. Future studies in the management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms may systematically account for the evolving technology of advanced endovascular approaches, detailed aneurysm morphology, novel neuroimaging correlates, ethnic and geographical variation, neurocognitive impairment following endovascular or surgical treatment, and quality-of-life issues.


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