Long-term follow-up from the Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial (BRAT) suggests that patients with anterior circulation aneurysms have equal likelihood of disability at 6 years whether they were treated using coil embolization or surgical clipping, reports a paper published online June 26, 2015, ahead of print in the Journal of Neurosurgery. However, those with aneurysms arising in the posterior circulation did much better after coiling.

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