Endovascular flow diversion

Visish M. Srinivasan, Jacob Cherian, Elad I. Levy, Peter Kan

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Coil embolization has been the standard endovascular treatment for intracranial aneurysms (IAs) since the early 1990s. Now, the innovative concept of flow-diverting stents with high-metal coverage and low porosity offers a unique intraluminal approach to IA management. In addition to the commonly used pipeline embolization device (Medtronic), which is in widespread use in the United States, many more devices are available in Europe or Asia. The flow diverters have been well studied in several large trials and registries and have been shown to be effective in the treatment of many types of aneurysms. In this chapter, we review key concepts of flow-diverting devices as well as major studies and discuss expanded indications, complication management, and areas for further study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntracranial Aneurysms
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780128117408
ISBN (Print)9780128118832
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Endovascular therapy
  • Flow diversion
  • Flow diverter
  • Intracranial aneurysm
  • Pipeline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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