Coil embolization of giant serpentine aneurysms: report of two cases arising from the posterior cerebral artery

Br J Neurosurg. 2002 Feb;16(1):43-7. doi: 10.1080/02688690120114219.


The authors describe the presentation, investigation and successful treatment of two giant serpentine aneurysms with Guglielmi detachable coils. Both aneurysms selectively involved the P2 segment of the posterior cerebral artery. The authors describe an endovascular approach to these challenging lesions as an alternative/adjunct to conventional surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnosis
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / therapy*
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed