Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Brain Aneurysm Symptoms and Treatment

A brain aneurysm is a neurological disorder where a ballooning or bulge is formed on the blood vessels present in the brain. It can resemble a cherry hanging from its stem. Brain aneurysms are mainly located on the blood vessels that form a network at the base of the brain. This formation is known as the Circle of Willis.
Brain aneurysms can be ruptured or unruptured. A ruptured aneurysm leaks blood into the brain. This can be life threatening and need immediate medical attention as it can lead to stroke. Unruptured aneurysm are usually undetected.

The symptoms of brain aneurysm are largely dependent on its location, intensity and condition. CT and CTA scan, MRI scan, angiography and cerebral angiogram are used to diagnose the presence of aneurysm. The main symptoms of ruptured brain aneurysm are: -
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Severe headache
  • Double vision or blurred vision
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of sensation
  • Fainting
  • Seizures
  • Photophobia or sensitivity towards light
Unruptured aneurysm, if large in size, causes constant headaches, lack of concentration or processing ability, speech problems, lack of coordination or balance, sudden changes in behaviour and so on.
Aneurysms are a result of thinning walls in artery. They are usually formed at joints and forks of arteries where the cells are weak. Some of the main causes of this are infections that affect the artery walls, presence of tumours, abnormal flow of blood at the joints of arteries, use of drugs, brain trauma and atherosclerosis.
Brain aneurysms are mainly treated by embolization, endovascular therapy or surgical clipping depending on the intensity of the issue.

A pioneer in the field of neurosurgery and neurology, Dr. Shyam Sundar K, is an eminent neurosurgeon in Chennai, India, who offers expert treatment in various branches of neurology. He provides advanced treatment for brain tumor in Chennai.

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