Cutting-Edge Treatment of Unruptured Aneurysms

Vinall, Phil
March 2010
MD Conference Express;Mar2010, p8
Academic Journal
The article focuses on treatment methods for aneurysms. Doctor Michael Lawton of the University of California says that the best form of treatment for aneurysms is direct clipping due to its overall treatment durability. It notes that researches pioneered by Doctor Saruhan Cerkige regarding endovascular remedies for cerebral aneurysms gave rise to certain devices and tools for treating distal and proximal forms of the disaese. It mentions that blood flow diversion techniques and the use of self-expandable stents yielded favorable treatment results. It also explores studies on the prevalence of the disease which reveal that intracranial aneurysms affect 2 percent to 5 percent of the global population. Moreover, it tells that certain genes play a role for the development of the disease.


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