Various treatment options
The Department of Neuroradiology offers several treatment options:
Coil embolization involves inserting a fine microcatheter through the blood vessels into the aneurysm. The aneurysm is then filled with platinum coils, resulting in rapid blood clotting which eliminates it. Coil embolization with platinum coils as used today was first performed in 1990. Over the years it has proved to have low complication rates and to be highly effective. It is now the most commonly used treatment for intracranial aneurysms.
In this method, a flexible, very fine metal mesh is placed over the aneurysm which diverts the blood flow away from it. The advantage of the stent method is that larger diseased vessel segments with multiple aneurysms can be treated in one step. After insertion of a flow-diverter stent, blood-thinning medication must be taken for one year.