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Follow-up for Intracranial Aneurysms in Children

This page was last updated on January 25th, 2023

Frequency of Office Visits and Imaging

Vigilant follow-up is recommended in children after treatment of an intracranial aneurysm, since the annual risk of recurrence (2.6%) and the annual risk of de novo aneurysm formation (7.8%) are higher compared to adults (30, 58). In the absence of guidelines, the following recommendations are loosely based on the available literature:

  • Initial postoperative visit at 4–6 weeks: The first postoperative visit should be scheduled 4–6 weeks after treatment.
  • Annual visits: Annual visits and MRI scans including MR angiography are recommended, especially for patients with coiled aneurysms.
  • Angiography after treatment: DSA should be discussed at 1 and 5 years after treatment.

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