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Online ISSN 1827-1855
TREATMENT OF INTRACRANIAL ANEURYSMS
Daniel M. RAPER, Richard WEBSTER CROWLEY, Kenneth C. LIU, Robert M. STARKE
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Endovascular technology for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms continues to evolve at a rapid pace. In addition to coil embolization, balloon and stent-assisted coiling have been employed for the endovascular treatment of wide-necked or otherwise morphologically challenging intracranial aneurysms, and each technique confers unique advantages. Flow-diverting stents may also be used as a primary treatment modality for complex aneurysms and have a number of benefits and limitations. This article provides a review of the evidence supporting the use of newer coiling techniques and materials, as well as adjunctive technologies such as balloon-assisted and stent-assisted coiling, for the treatment of unruptured and ruptured intracranial aneurysms.