Related Stroke Treatments
In this procedure, soft platinum coils are inserted into the aneurysm through a microcatheter.
The coils fill the ballooned section, preventing blood from entering, which in turn prevents future bleeding.
Vascular Malformation Treatments
Surgical Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Removal
If the AVM is located in a more accessible area of the brain, it can be removed through stereotactic microsurgery.
This procedure uses microscopic cameras and delicate instruments to remove an AVM rupture.
See an example of this procedure here.
Endovascular Treatment or Embolization
In this procedure, a small coil is injected into the vessel with the AVM through a microcatheter.
The coil prevents blood from entering, and so prevents the AVM from rupturing.
Embolization also may be used to assist in the overall treatment of the malformation by other means such as surgery or radiosurgery.