Neurosurgery Clinical Updates
Flow diversion stents provide treatment option for unruptured cerebral aneurysms
About 35,000 Americans suffer potentially life-threatening cerebral aneurysm ruptures each year. A much larger number of people develop unruptured aneurysms — areas of weakness within a major blood vessel in the brain that bulge and are at risk of rupture and hemorrhage. Unruptured aneurysms can remain asymptomatic and undiagnosed. In some cases, the problem is discovered incidentally, when a patient undergoes imaging for generalized neurological complaints, such as headache or dizziness.