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Update on the management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms.
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PMID:  15633979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over the past decade, several factors have led to a dramatic change in the manner in which patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms are diagnosed and treated. These factors include the increased use of noninvasive imaging modalities for the diagnosis of intracranial aneurysms, publication of new natural history data detailing the hemorrhage risks associated with unruptured intracranial aneurysms, and the broad application of endovascular therapy for their treatment. With these new technologies and new natural history data has come considerable uncertainty about the optimal treatment strategy for patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms. In this light, it seems prudent to review periodically and examine critically all recent data pertaining to the natural history and treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms, in an effort to provide a scientific update on which management recommendations can be based. This review article represents the authors' attempt at such an update, and it is their hope that members of the community of neurovascular surgeons might find this information helpful during their continuing efforts to provide optimal care for their patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms.
Gregory J Zipfel; Ralph G Dacey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2004-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgical focus     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1092-0684     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg Focus     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-06     Completed Date:  2006-01-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896471     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Focus     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Disease Management
Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  therapy*
Risk Factors

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