An aneurysm is an abnormality of the blood vessel where its lining becomes thin and if the pressure on its wall is much it may balloon out or stretch to form an abnormal shape. This thin vessel is more prone to rupture. It may also cause a stroke.
Brain aneurysm repair is a procedure used to restore the normal structure and function of the damaged artery. Smaller aneurysms and aneurysm toward the front of the brain are less expected to rupture. Size-wise, aneurysm smaller than 7 millimeters are considered less expected to rupture.
There are other factors apart from the location that affects the approach to managing brain aneurysm repair:
The risk involved with aneurysm repair:
Diagnosis of an aneurysm is done usually finding some other pathology in which the aneurysm is accidentally discovered:
Brain aneurysm repair takes place under general anesthesia. The patient is kept on overnight fasting and includes:
A person is required to stay in the hospital for a couple of weeks.
Most importantly our main target should be to identify the real reason from which aneurysm has resulted. It could be blood pressure, diabetes, atherosclerosis, and more such giants. Addressing them medically and through lifestyle, medications will take you a long healthy way.
Dr. Ashish Shrivastava | HOD & Senior Consultant – Neurosurgery | Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Delhi
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