Brain Aneurysm (cont.)
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How is a ruptured brain aneurysm treated?
Surgery may be performed, usually within the first 3 days to clip the ruptured aneurysm and reduce the risk of repeated episodes of bleeding. Other measures may include bed rest, drug therapy, or blood pressure control and fluids.
In some patients, including those for whom surgery is considered too risky, the aneurysm may be treated by endovascular means (endovascular means within the blood vessel).
What is endovascular treatment for a brain aneurysm?
What is the microcoil treatment?
Microcatheters are an enabling technology in percutaneous (though- the-skin) embolization, since they allow access to the deep tortuous (winding or twisted) blood vessels of the brain and permit precise positioning of the embolic material. This precision minimizes interference with normal brain tissue.
What is the prognosis of a patient with a ruptured brain
Note that brain aneurysms are also called cerebral aneurysms and intracranial aneurysms.
This article is based in part upon a 1999 report from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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