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DEI-ANANG, K. et al. Management of giant aneurysms. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1990, vol.48, n.2, pp.231-235. ISSN 0004-282X.

Technical aspects and anatomical difficulties involved in the management of this entity and the risks associated give giant aneurysms a special place in the treatment of aneurysms as a whole. The direct attack needs careful planning and the right choice of instruments, especially clips. In spite of the progress in recent years, the rate of mortality is still very high. The indirect approach requires in many cases the occlusion of a major cerebral vessel, which in some cases could result in cerebral ischemia. However, by means of extra-intracranial by-pass operation this risk could be reduced. The method of baloon embolisation has progressed recently. This procedure brings the least discomfort to the patient. Results of this method of treatment must be observed critically for future assessment.

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