Endovascular Management of Aneurysms and AVM’s
Similar to a diagnostic angiogram, the endovascular treatment of aneurysms and AVM’s starts with a small catheter being inserted into the femoral artery in the leg. From here this microcatheter is then threaded all the way to the disease blood vessel inside the brain. Once located in the right position, very thin metal coils may be packed inside an aneurysm to stop blood from entering it. Alternatively, a small amount of surgical glue may be injected into the vessels of an AVM to occlude them.
The advantage of endovascular treatment is that both the procedure and the recovery is typically shorter than open surgery.
Your surgeon will consider all possible treatment options and discuss which option or combination of options they recommend.