During the past decade, endovascular techniques for intracranial aneurysms have flourished. The original indication, giant unclippable intracranial aneurysms, has been extended to include small aneurysms and those that have recently ruptured. In addition to balloons, the introduction of coils and hardening materials has allowed extension of the technique to virtually any aneurysm of the intracranial circulation. Hardening materials can be introduced into the aneurysm within a balloon or directly into aneurysm cavities.
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