Cerebral aneurysms can be treated with coiling (endovascular treatment) or surgical clipping. The shape of the aneurysm and the relationship to the parent vessel determines whether the aneurysm should be treated with coiling or clipping. Almost 90% of aneurysms are treatable with endovascular techniques. We evaluate every individual case and advise on the best and safest treatment modality.
It is now proven that coiling is associated with a lower treatment risk compared to surgical techniques (according to the ISAT trial data).
A stent or balloon may be required in addition to the coiling if the aneurysm has a wide neck. When stents (and flow diverter stents) are used, the patient needs to use anti platelet medication – usually asprin and clopidogrel – to prevent thrombosis on the stent.