An “old” meta-analysis: coiling versus microsurgical clipping in the treatment of unruptured MCA aneurysms

Key point: To compare endovascular coiling with microsurgical clipping among adults with unruptured middle cerebral artery aneurysms (MCAA) by conducting a meta-analysis. The widespread use of neurovascular imaging has increased the amount of intracranial aneurysms eccidentally detected. Although the lifetime risk of aneurysmal rupture in many cases is relatively small (approximately 1% per year), rupture Read more about An “old” meta-analysis: coiling versus microsurgical clipping in the treatment of unruptured MCA aneurysms[…]

Clipping and Coiling of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms Among Medicare Beneficiaries, 2000 to 2010.

Jalbert JJ1, Isaacs AJ2, Kamel H2, Sedrakyan A2. Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Endovascular coiling therapy is increasingly popular for obliteration of unruptured intracranial aneurysms, but older patients face higher procedural risks and shorter periods during which an untreated aneurysm may rupture causing subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). We assessed trends in clipping and coiling of unruptured intracranial Read more about Clipping and Coiling of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms Among Medicare Beneficiaries, 2000 to 2010.[…]