Conquering Diseases

A Study Of Two Current Methods For The Treatment Of Brain Aneurysms


Seeking patients with a brain aneurysm (a bubble in the wall of a vessel in your brain) who, with their doctor, decided to treat it using approved endovascular coils (thin metal springs that stay in the blood vessels in the brain).


Suitable patients will be randomly assigned, like flipping a coin, to one of two approved treatments for brain aneurysms using coils of different sizes. Half of the patients will be treated using one or more large coils to frame the aneurysm and smaller ones to fill the gap while the other half will get just small coils. Pictures of the brain (angiogram) and tests in the clinic will be done to compare both treatment groups to see which patients do best.

What we're hoping for

To learn if it is better to treat brain aneurysms using a large coils to frame the aneurysm and filling it with smaller coils or using only the smaller coils.

Additional Information Identifier: NCT01655784

 Principal Investigator

David E Rex, MD

UMass Memorial Health Care

 Study Contact

Neurointerventional Radiology  Clinical Research



UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655