Healthcare providers use endovascular coiling, also called endovascular embolization, to block blood flow into an aneurysm. An aneurysm is a weakened area in the wall of an artery. If an aneurysm ruptures, it can cause life-threatening bleeding
Coil embolization is in the groin (the femoral artery). It is then advanced to the abnormal blood vessel.
The long-term success of endovascular coiling to treat aneurysms is about 80 to 85%. Aneurysm recurrence after coiling occurs in 20% of patients.