Asian Journal of Neurosurgery

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1058--1062

Flow diversion for the treatment of petrous internal carotid artery aneurysms


Michael George Zaki Ghali1, Mandy Binning2 
1 Department of Neurosurgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Michael George Zaki Ghali
Department of Neurosurgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, 6560 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030
USA

Petrous internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysms are rare and pose a unique management dilemma. They are most commonly fusiform. They are difficult to treat surgically and typically not amenable to selective aneurysmal obliteration. The advent of flow diverters, such as the Pipeline endovascular device, has offered a new approach to these historically challenging lesions. The unique utility of flow diversion in treatment of petrous ICA aneurysms is reviewed and discussed.


How to cite this article:
Ghali MG, Binning M. Flow diversion for the treatment of petrous internal carotid artery aneurysms.Asian J Neurosurg 2019;14:1058-1062


How to cite this URL:
Ghali MG, Binning M. Flow diversion for the treatment of petrous internal carotid artery aneurysms. Asian J Neurosurg [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Feb 16 ];14:1058-1062
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