Intracranial Aneurysms - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128117408

Intracranial Aneurysms

1st Edition

Editors: Andrew Ringer
Paperback ISBN: 9780128117408
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 500
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An intracranial aneurysm is a cerebrovascular disorder where weakness in the wall of a cerebral artery or vein causes a ballooning of the blood vessel. Most intracranial aneurysms occur between the underside of the brain and the base of the skull. The aneurysm can leak or rupture, causing life-threatening bleeding. Intracranial aneurysms affect about 1 in 10,000 people per year in the United States (approximately 27,000).

Intracranial Aneurysms will address the natural history, biology, and basic management principles and treatment of aneurysms. The chapters also explore the unique features of each type or location of aneurysm while considering the medical, surgical, and endovascular options. Contributions are by members of the Endovascular Neurosurgery Research Group, a group of recognized expert neurosurgeons who specialize in cerebrovascular and endovascular management of aneurysms.

Key Features

  • Comprehensively covers the basic mechanisms, history, management and treatment of intracranial aneurysms
  • Written for researchers, residents, and clinical practitioners in clinical neuroscience, neurology, and neurosurgery
  • Contributions by the recognized expert neurosurgeons of the Endovascular Neurosurgery Research Group


Researchers, clinical practitioners, and residents in clinical neuroscience, neurology, and neurosurgery

Table of Contents

  1. Background – i.e. biology, development, risk factors?
    a. Vascular Development / Embryology
    b. Biology of Aneurysm formation
    c. Risk factors for aneurysm formation
    d. Experimental Aneurysm Models
    2. Evaluation and Management of Aneurysms and SAH
    a. Imaging for intracranial aneurysms
    b. Indications and benefits of surveillance for intracranial aneurysms
    c. Indications and benefits of screening for intracranial aneurysms
    d. Workup of SAH
    e. Natural history and evaluation of SAH of unknown cause
    f. Medical and ICU management of SAH
    g. Vasospasm: physiology, prevention and management
    3. Surgical techniques
    a. Technical principles of aneurysm clipping
    b. Anesthetic techniques
    c. Indications and technique for bypass
    d. Neurophysiological monitoring
    e. Parent artery sacrifice
    f. Complication avoidance and management
    4. Endovascular techniques
    a. Diagnostic angiography techniques and complication avoidance
    b. Endovascular devices
    c. Anticoagulation and antiplatelets
    d. Endovascular techniques: direct coil, balloon assist, stent assist
    e. Endovascular flow diversion
    f. Balloon test occlusion
    g. Parent artery sacrifice
    h. Complication avoidance and management
    5. Specifics of aneurysm treatment (each chp/section will discuss specifics of endo and surg treatment)
    a. Anterior communicating artery
    b. Internal carotid aneurysms
    i. Carotid cave and paraclinoid
    ii. Communicating segment (PComm/A Chor)
    iii. Carotid terminus
    c. Middle cerebral artery
    d. Vertebral artery/PICA
    e. Basilar artery
    i. Trunk aneurysms / AICA
    ii. Basilar terminus
    iii. PCA / SCA
    f. Pericallosal
    g. Distal aneurysms
    6. Atypical aneurysms –
    a. dissections,
    b. fusiform aneurysms,
    c. mycotic,
    d. traumatic


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About the Editor

Andrew Ringer

Andrew Ringer, MD, is a neurosurgeon with the Mayfield Clinic, Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery and Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Ringer is dedicated to treating patients with neurovascular disease and to finding new neurosurgical techniques for the treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, carotid artery disease, and stroke.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Neurosurgery, Mayfield Clinic, The Neuroscience Institute, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA