Clip Versus Coil Debate

  • Donnie L. Bell
  • Ronil V. Chandra
  • Thabele M. Leslie-Mazwi
  • Joshua A. Hirsch


Microsurgical clipping and endovascular coiling are effective treatment modalities for the treatment of unruptured and ruptured intracranial aneurysms. Several randomized controlled trials and numerous observational studies have compared these two modalities in the ruptured and unruptured settings, suggesting improved initial outcomes with endovascular coiling yet greater durability with microsurgical clipping. Due to the introduction of a number of novel devices to the endovascular armamentarium, with flow diverters being the most mature, as well as minimally invasive microsurgical approaches, the microsurgical clipping versus endovascular coiling debate has expanded to include new endovascular devices, hybrid treatments, and minimally invasive microsurgical approaches.


Intracranial microsurgery Aneurysm Clip in microsurgery Coil in microsurgery Flow diversion in microsurgery Clip versus coil debate Microsurgical clipping Endovascular coiling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donnie L. Bell
    • 1
  • Ronil V. Chandra
    • 2
  • Thabele M. Leslie-Mazwi
    • 3
  • Joshua A. Hirsch
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and NeurologyKings County Hospital Center/SUNY Downstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Interventional Neuroradiology, Department of ImagingMonash Health and Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyMassachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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