Which endovascular techniques are used for treatment of large or giant intracranial 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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Large or giant intracranial aneurysms may be treated with a combination of devices, such as stent-assisted coil placement. [12] However, the requirement of dual antiplatelet therapy in stent-assisted coiling may increase the risk of intracranial hemorrhage. [13]

Refinement of endovascular techniques for very small intracranial aneurysms has expanded treatment options, yet complications may also increase in this particular subset. [14]


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