The beginning and the evolution of the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms: from the first catheterization of brain arteries to the new stents.

Abstract

The field of endovascular neurosurgery was paved by the work of a few creative “pioneers” who invented new delivery systems and new embolic agents capable of treating vascular diseases of the brain, such as aneurysms. Knowledge of the historical basis, of the foundations, of our discipline is always beneficial: it allows appreciation of the work of the “fathers” and gives a sense of continuity in science. It also gives doctors in training the fundamental background information. And, why not, history is also entertaining! The history of the endovascular treatment of brain aneurysms can be divided into three periods or eras: the pre-balloons era, the balloons era and the coils era.

DOI: 10.1136/jnis.2009.000422

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@article{Guglielmi2009TheBA, title={The beginning and the evolution of the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms: from the first catheterization of brain arteries to the new stents.}, author={Gwen E. Guglielmi}, journal={Journal of neurointerventional surgery}, year={2009}, volume={1 1}, pages={53-5} }