Treatment of intracranial aneurysms

The term intracranial aneurysm is used to describe the dilations or weak points in the walls of arterial blood vessels. Because of the weaknesses in the vessel walls, there is an increased risk of tears in the blood vessels, or ”ruptures”, of the arteries supplying the blood to the brain. This causes bleeding on the surface of the brain (known as subarachnoid haemorrhages) and/or in the brain (known as a brain haemorrhage/ intracerebral bleed­ing) – a life-threatening condition for the patient concerned.

It is therefore vital to be able to recognise and seal off aneurysms that are at risk of rupture. The closure of aneurysms, on an acute or preventive basis, in interventional neuroradiology is performed using minimally invasive, endovascular techniques.

Acandis® offers the following products for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms


Note: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Information

Non-clinical tests have shown that the Acandis implant is suitable for MR-examination. After implantation, patients can be safely scanned with a static magnetic field of 3 Tesla.
The MR imaging quality may be affected if the implant is located in the area of interest. Optimisation of the imaging parameters is recommended.

For further information on MRI compatibility please consult the instructions for use of the respective product.