Intracranial Pseudoaneurysms: Evaluation and Management

Front Neurol. 2020 Jul 7;11:582. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2020.00582. eCollection 2020.


Intracranial pseudoaneurysms account for about 1% of intracranial aneurysms with a high mortality. The natural history of intracranial pseudoaneurysm is not well-understood, and its management remains controversial. This review provides an overview of the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, imaging, and management of intracranial pseudoaneurysms. Especially, this article emphasizes the factors that should be considered for the most appropriate management strategy based on the risks and benefits of each treatment option.

Keywords: endovascular treatment; iatrogenic; intracranial pseudoaneurysms; management; trauma.

Publication types

  • Review