[Intracranial aneurysms: pathogenesis, rupture risk, treatment options]

Rofo. 2003 Aug;175(8):1064-70. doi: 10.1055/s-2003-40924.
[Article in German]


Non-invasive or minimal invasive imaging techniques, such as CTA and MRA, are widely used and lead to an increasing number of incidentally diagnosed intracranial aneurysms. This review answers questions regarding pathogenesis, risk of rupture and treatment options. In conclusion, treatment guidelines based on the individual's risk profile are presented.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / diagnosis*
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured / therapy
  • Cerebral Angiography*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnosis*
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / therapy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Risk Assessment
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / diagnosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / therapy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*