Stent application for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms

Neurointervention. 2011 Aug;6(2):53-70. doi: 10.5469/neuroint.2011.6.2.53. Epub 2011 Aug 31.


Rapid and striking development in both the techniques and devices make it possible to treat most of cerebral aneurysms endovascularly. Stent has become one of the most important tools in treating difficult aneurysms not feasible for simple coiling. The physical features, the dimensions, and the functional characteristics of the stents show considerable differences. There are also several strategies and tips to treat difficult aneurysms by using stent and coiling. Nevertheless, they require much experience in clinical practice as well as knowledge of the stents to treat cerebral aneurysms safely and effectively. In this report, a brief review of properties of the currently available stents and strategies of their application is presented.

Keywords: Endovascular Procedures; Intracranial aneurysm; Stent.