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Open Access Commentary

Intraoperative angiography should be standard in cerebral aneurysm surgery

Jonathan A Friedman* and Ravi Kumar

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Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, 3201 University Drive, Suite 425, Bryan, TX 77802 USA

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BMC Surgery 2009, 9:7  doi:10.1186/1471-2482-9-7

Published: 30 April 2009

Abstract

Intraoperative angiography (IOA) has proven to be a safe and effective adjunct to surgical repair of cerebral aneurysms. Substantial practice variation exists regarding use of this modality in different centers, including use of IOA routinely, selectively, or rarely. In this editorial, we discuss our experience and review the existing literature to develop an argument for routine use of IOA during cerebral aneurysm surgery.