Coiling/embolization and flow divertor placement

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Coiling/embolization and flow divertor placement

Coiling/embolization and flow divertor placement are two endovascular techniques used in the treatment of intracranial brain aneurysms. Coiling/embolization involves inserting a catheter into the artery and guiding it to the aneurysm, where detachable platinum coils are placed to induce clotting and block blood flow, effectively sealing off the aneurysm.

Flow divertor placement, on the other hand, involves deploying a stent-like device across the neck of the aneurysm, diverting blood flow away from the aneurysm and promoting the formation of a stable clot. These procedures are less invasive alternatives to open surgery, offering reduced risks and faster recovery times for patients with certain types and locations of intracranial brain aneurysms.