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Intraoperative angiography proves worth for brain aneurysm clipping

June 19, 2008 Intraoperative angiography proves worth for brain aneurysm clipping H. A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A decade-long study of more than 1000 patients has shown strong evidence that the use of angiography during intracranial brain aneurysm surgery is safe and useful to evaluate the surgery's success. It can alter management in more than 12% of cases. Neurosurgeons have long tried to assess the value of different approaches to rate results of brain aneurysm clipping. Methods include plain visual inspections, sonography, and angiography. Several papers have advocated intraoperative angiography, but the technique remains controversial. Critics cite added procedural time and risk.

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