Intracranial aneurysms Chapter uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Brain Ischemia
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Fibrinolytic Agents
  • Stroke
  • Thrombectomy
  • Thrombolytic Therapy


  • © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013.Saccular intracranial aneurysms are focal, abnormal outpouchings of cerebral arteries. Craniotomy and microsurgical clip ligation has traditionally been the best treatment option. Current evidence however suggests that in lesions amenable to endovascular treatment, outcomes are better than surgery, although the rates of incomplete treatment, recurrence, and rebleeding are higher. This chapter will define the pathophysiology and natural history of these lesions, briefly discuss surgical and endovascular therapies, and provide a basic description of endovascular techniques for aneurysm embolization.

publication date

  • January 2013



  • Book Chapter


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-642-27676-7_46

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 771

end page

  • 786