Aneurysm repair - cerebral; Cerebral aneurysm repair; Coiling; Saccular aneurysm repair; Berry aneurysm repair; Fusiform aneurysm repair; Dissecting aneurysm repair; Endovascular aneurysm repair - brain
Brain aneurysm repair is a surgical procedure to correct an aneurysm, a weak area in the wall of a blood vessel that causes the blood vessel to bulge or balloon out. It can leak blood and cause a stroke or bleeding into an area around the brain (also called a subarachnoid hemorrhage).
See also: Aneurysm in the brain
You and your doctor will decide the best way to perform surgery on your aneurysm. There are two common methods used to repair an aneurysm:
During aneurysm clipping:
During endovascular repair of an aneurysm:
If an aneurysm in the brain ruptures, it is an emergency that needs medical treatment, and often surgery. Endovascular repair is more often used when this happens.
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