Intracranial Aneurysms addresses the natural history, biology, basic management principles and treatment of aneurysms. Chapters explore the unique features of each type or location of aneurysm, while also considering the medical, surgical and endovascular options. Contributors include members of the Endovascular Neurosurgery Research Group, a group of recognized expert neurosurgeons who specialize in the cerebrovascular and endovascular management of aneurysms. As Intercranial aneurysms affect 1 in 10,000 people every year in the United States, this book acts as a significant resource.
An intracranial aneurysm is a cerebrovascular disorder where weakness in the wall of a cerebral artery or vein causes a ballooning of the blood vessel. Most intracranial aneurysms occur between the underside of the brain and the base of the skull. The aneurysm can leak or rupture, causing life-threatening bleeding.