Brain aneurysm is an abnormal bulging and protruding of one of the arteries inside the brain. Brain aneurysm mainly develops at the junctions of the large arteries present at the base of the brain, in a region called circle of wills. Brain aneurysm can be life threatening and one should seek immediate medical attention.
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Cause | Symptoms | Treatments
Risk factors that doctors and researchers believe contribute to the formation of brain aneurysm include:
There are no particular symptoms; however, some of the probable ones are given below:
Diagnosis of brain aneurysm generally includes the following tests:
There are two main surgeries which are used to cure brain aneurysm:
Coil embolisation: It is a procedure in which a small tube is inserted into the affected artery. Tiny metal coils are then moved through the tube into the aneurysm, thereby easing pressure and reducing its probability to rupture. This procedure is less invasive and more effective than surgical clipping.
Surgical clipping: Itis another method, where a tiny metal clip is placed around the base of the aneurysm to isolate it from normal blood circulation. It also relieves the pressure and keeps it from rupturing.
A brain aneurysm can be life-threatening if left untreated for long. The main dangers are suffering from a stroke or in extreme cases, death, especially if it ruptures and bleeds. However, its survival rates can increase by immediate hospitalisation and early detection.