Aneurysms of the posterior cerebral artery: Classification and endovascular treatment Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Intracranial Aneurysm

abstract

  • Aneurysms of the PCA are rare compared with other locations in the intracranial circulation. Saccular PCA aneurysms can be treated effectively, by use of GDC, to obliterate the aneurysm yet preserve the parent artery. Fusiform and giant serpentine aneurysms of the PCA can effectively be treated by permanent occlusion of the parent artery; in these cases, thorough knowledge of the PCA segmental anatomy is crucial in order to select the site of occlusion and to avoid major neurologic deficits.

publication date

  • February 8, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11158883

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 27

end page

  • 34

volume

  • 22

number

  • 1