Brain Aneurysms Treatment
- Q What is surgical clipping and how does it treat a brain aneurysm?
Surgical clipping is the most common surgical treatment option for a brain aneurysm because it has proved to be most effective. An incision is made in the scalp, part of the skull is removed, and the artery affected by the aneurysm is located using a... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for a brain aneurysm?
There are three primary surgical treatments for both ruptured and unruptured brain aneurysms. One is surgical clipping, which involves a surgeon locating the blood vessel that feeds the aneurysm, and attaching a metal clip to the base of the aneurysm to... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat a brain aneurysm?
When medicine is used to treat a brain aneurysm, it is primarily to relieve symptoms rather than treat the aneurysm itself. Pain relievers are used to ease headache pain. Calcium channel blockers are used to prevent vasospasm, which is the abnormal... Full Answer