Brain Aneurysms Treatment

What are the risks of brain aneurysm surgery?

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  • Every surgery has risks. For the surgeries used to treat brain aneurysm, the risk is small, especially if the aneurysm has not yet ruptured. Possible risks include:
    • brain swelling and bleeding
    • blood clots
    • rupture during surgery
    • impairment of motor skills, cognition, and vision
    • paralysis or body weakness
    • memory loss
    • vasospasm (erratic narrowing and widening of blood vessels, which restricts blood flow and can lead to stroke
    • infection
    • seizure
    • stroke
    • death
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