Balloon- and Stent-Assisted Endovascular Occlusion of Intracranial Aneurysms

  • Brian J. A. Gill
  • Jason A. Ellis
  • Philip M. MeyersEmail author


Endovascular approaches to the management of intracranial aneurysms have been employed since the early 1960s and usually involved the use of free coils or detachable balloons which were technically challenging and had limited safety and effectiveness in comparison to open surgical clipping of the lesion [1]. This remained the case until early 1990s, when two watershed moments would form the impetus for the development and widespread use of endovascular techniques for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian J. A. Gill
    • 1
  • Jason A. Ellis
    • 1
  • Philip M. Meyers
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Neurological SurgeryColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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