Endovascular Coiling and Clipping

Endovascular coiling and clipping are two techniques used to treat cerebral aneurysms, which are weakened areas in the wall of a blood vessel in the brain that can balloon and potentially rupture. Both procedures aim to prevent the risk of an aneurysm rupture and subsequent bleeding into the brain, a condition known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Cerebral Aneurysms:

Definition: A cerebral aneurysm is a bulging, weakened area in the wall of a blood vessel in the brain.

Risk of Rupture: Aneurysms may rupture, leading to subarachnoid hemorrhage, a serious and potentially life-threatening condition.

Endovascular Coiling: A catheter is threaded through the blood vessels from a distant access point, usually the femoral artery in the groin, to the site of the aneurysm in the brain.

Soft platinum coils are delivered through the catheter and released into the aneurysm.

The coils induce blood clotting within the aneurysm, promoting the formation of a stable blood clot that seals off the aneurysm from the circulation.

Endovascular Coiling and Clipping