Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Fixing a brain aneurysm requires a surgical procedure that helps in treating the bulging blood vessel. The surgical procedure helps in preventing the rupture of the blood vessel thereby halting the leakage of blood in the space that surrounds the brain.

A brain aneurysm occurs due to a weak or thin wall of blood vessel. The high blood pressure that passes through the blood vessel causes a bulge that penetrates into the network of blood vessels leading to a severe headache, nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms. Detecting a brain aneurysm is difficult, as the symptoms do not appear until there is a rupture.

If left untreated, it is possible for the individual to experience brain damage or stroke. If the physician finds about the presence of a brain aneurysm, depending on the severity and condition, he or she will call for immediate surgery to fix a brain aneurysm.

Can You Fix A Brain Aneurysm?

Symptoms of a Brain Aneurysm

Although it is not possible to find out about the presence of a brain aneurysm, a few symptoms help in recognizing the presence of it in the early stage. It will further help you to approach a physician and undergo a series of tests to find out about the existence of the illness. The following are the symptoms that arise due to a brain aneurysm:

  • Sudden development of a headache
  • Seizures
  • Trouble in speech
  • Double vision
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Drooping eyelid
  • Decrease in alertness.

Do All Brain Aneurysms Require Immediate Attention?

Not all brain aneurysms require immediate attention. Undergoing surgical procedure depends on the severity of the condition, the age, medical history, and the size of an aneurysm. The physician will also take the decision depending on the location of an aneurysm.

Fixing a Brain Aneurysm

It is possible for physicians/surgeons to fix a brain aneurysm in several ways. However, selecting the optimum treatment procedure depends on the age of the patient, the size, shape, and location of an aneurysm, health condition, and other factors. The following are the methods through which it is possible to fix a brain aneurysm:

Clipping: it is a procedure where the surgeon creates a small hole in the skull and uses the same to place a small metal clip at the bottom of an aneurysm. The positioning of the clip prevents rupturing of the blood vessel. The surgeon will close the hole and stitch the scalp.

Endovascular Repair: In the endovascular repair, the surgeon will pass a small wire through the groin into an artery. He will then use it as a guide and passes another wire through the artery that reaches an aneurysm in the brain. The surgeon will then insert the catheter through the incision. By using the tube, the surgeon will be in a position to place metal wires at the place of an aneurysm. The metal wires turn into a ball and create a blood clot. The blood clot prevents the breakage of an aneurysm.

Follow-up

After fixing a brain aneurysm, it is necessary for you to remain in the hospital for a few days. It will help the surgeon to find out about the after effects along with any presence of bleeding. Depending upon the improvement, you can stay for a few days or last for weeks if you develop complications.

Although additional surgeries are not necessary for the future, the surgeon will repeat MRI or CT scan in the follow-up to ensure that there are no further developments or complications after the surgery. At this point, the doctor will focus on the underlying cause of the incident of an aneurysm such as high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries.

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Last Modified On: May 30, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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