Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Brain Aneurysm – You Can’t See it Coming

A brainaneurysm is a bulging, weak area in the wall of arteries that supplies blood to the brain. Sometimes, it ruptures, releasing blood into the skull and causing a stroke. It may also lead to brain damage or death may result.
Risk Factors

  • Family history 
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking

What are the symptoms?

An aneurysm will cause problems before rupture, by pressing on areas in the brain. When this happens, the person will suffer from:
  • Severe headaches 
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Sensitivity to light. 
  • Changes in speech 
  • Neck pain 
  • Fainting or loss of consciousness. 
  • Seizures. 

How is it treated?

The type of treatment suitable for you will be based on your age, size of the aneurysm, any additional risk factors, and your overall health.

The following are the procedures used to manage brain aneurysms:

  • Endovascular embolization – A small tube is inserted into the affected artery and a soft metal coil or mesh is used to fill the aneurysm, reducing blood flow and making it less likely to rupture. These procedures are less invasive than surgery. 
  • Surgical clipping - Placing a small metal clip around the base of the aneurysm to isolate it from normal blood circulation, thus decreasing the pressure on the aneurysm.

Dr.Shyam Sundar K is an eminent name in the field of neurology and is one of the expert Neurosurgeon in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. With 8 years of experience, he is an expert in various branches of neurosurgery and presently serves as Consultant Neurosurgeon at various hospitals. 
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