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Intracranial Aneurysm Treatment

Aneurysm or dilatation of an artery can appear throughout the body. In the brain, however, aneurysms tend to be what is called saccular or berry aneurysms. These aneurysm in the brain can expand, rupture spontaneously, and bleed. Commonly, bleeding occurs primarily within the subarachnoid space, and the condition is referred to as a subarachnoid hemorrhage. This can be an extremely devastating event.

Hemorrhage from an aneurysm will commonly cause death or at least significant neurological damage. If a person does survive an aneurysm rupture, he or she is at risk of the aneurysm rupturing again, often with a fatal result. To try to prevent a second hemorrhage, surgery is performed to occlude the intracranial aneurysm and prevent it from being able to re-bleed.

Surgeries for treatment of intracranial aneurysms are very difficult and dangerous. These operations are always done with the use of the operating microscope to aid visualization.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY AT (850) 877-5115.


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