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Brain Aneurysm

What is a brain aneurysm?

A brain aneurysm is a weak, bulging area in an brain artery. It is analogous to a thin balloon or a weak spot on a tire’s inner tube. Because its walls may be weak and thin, an aneurysm is at risk of rupturing. If an aneurysm ruptures, blood spills into the space between the skull and the brain causing a brain bleed called subarachnoid hemorrhage.

What are some warning Signs/Symptoms of brain aneurysms needing Best Advanced aneurysm treatment in guntur?

  1. Sudden and severe headache, often described as “the worst headache of life”
  2. Nausea/vomiting
  3. Stiff neck
  4. Blurred or double vision
  5. Sensitivity to light
  6. Seizure
  7. Drooping eyelid
  8. A dilated pupil
  9. Pain above and behind the eye
  10. Loss of consciousness
  11. Confusion
  12. Weakness and/or numbness

Unruptured brain aneurysms usually have no symptoms. Typically, these aneurysms are small. Rarely, unruptured aneurysms may become large and press on nerves in the brain, causing symptoms. Unruptured aneurysms also cause chronic headaches. If you experience these symptoms, seek prompt medical attention and neurosurgery treatment in Guntur.

  1. Blurred or double vision
  2. A drooping eyelid
  3. A dilated pupil
  4. Pain above and behind one eye
  5. Weakness and/or numbness

Some Statistics and Facts of Brain Aneurysms

  1. The annual rate of rupture is approximately 8 – 10 per 100,000 people.
  2. Women are more likely than men to have a brain aneurysm (3:2 ratio).
  3. Women, particularly those over the age of 55, have a higher risk of brain aneurysm rupture than men (about 1.5 times the risk).
  4. There are almost 500,000 deaths worldwide each year caused by brain aneurysms, and half the victims are younger than 50.
  5. Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 50% of cases. Of those who survive, about 66% suffer some permanent neurological deficit.
  6. Approximately 30% of people with a ruptured aneurysm die before reaching the hospital. Most of the deaths are due to rapid and massive brain injury from the initial bleeding.
  7. Brain aneurysms are most prevalent in people ages 35 to 60, but can occur in children as well. Most aneurysms develop after the age of 40.
  8. Most aneurysms are small — about 1/8 inch to nearly one inch — and an estimated 50-80% of all aneurysms do not rupture.
  9. Aneurysms larger than one inch are referred to as “giant” aneurysms. These can pose a particularly high risk and can also be difficult to treat.
  10. Ruptured brain aneurysms account for 3-5% of all new strokes.
  11. Among patients evaluated in an emergency department for headaches, approximately one in 100 has a ruptured aneurysm.
  12. Accurate early diagnosis of a ruptured brain aneurysm is critical, as the initial hemorrhage may be fatal or result in devastating neurologic outcomes.
  13. Despite the widespread availability of brain imaging that can detect a ruptured brain aneurysm, misdiagnosis or delays in diagnosis occur in up to one quarter of patients when initially seeking medical attention. In three out of four cases, misdiagnosis results from a failure to do a scan.
  14. The treatment of ruptured brain aneurysms is far more costly than the treatment of unruptured aneurysm

What are the causes/Risk Factors of Brain aneurysms and their rupture?

Brain aneurysms develop silently. Some people may have inherited a tendency for weak blood vessels, which may lead to the development of aneurysms.

Aneurysms in children are rare, and most aneurysms probably develop as a result of wear and tear on the arteries throughout a person’s lifetime. Occasionally, severe head trauma or infection may lead to the development of an aneurysm.

There are a number of risk factors that contribute to the formation of aneurysms. Two of the most significant are, fortunately, ones that can be controlled: cigarette smoking and high blood pressure (hypertension).

Family history is also a risk factor and sometimes MRI scans and CT angiography scans are used to screen for brain aneurysms in patients with a family history.

How are Brain aneurysms diagnosed?

When a ruptured brain aneurysm is suspected, a head CT (computerized tomography) scan is performed.

CT scan will show if there has been bleeding in the brain. A Cerebral angiogram is performed to diagnose and treat the aneurysm at the same time.

For someone with an unruptured aneurysm treated by best neurosurgeon in Guntur, the angiogram is often performed as an outpatient procedure in an angiography suite of a hospital for brain aneurysm treatment in Guntur

How are Brain aneurysms treated?

The treatment for brain aneurysms is more promising than it was several years ago like brain aneurysm coiling surgery in Guntur. There are more effective and minimally invasive treatment options for patients who in years past may have been told they had inoperable aneurysms. Some of the factors that are considered are patient’s age, size of aneurysm and location of aneurysm.

Open surgery (clipping) - The brain aneurysm surgery in Guntur surgical method for treating an aneurysm. The surgeon exposes the aneurysm with a craniotomy and places a metal clip across the base of the aneurysm so that blood cannot enter it.

Endovascular/interventional techniques( coiling)- The interventionalist uses best treatment for brain aneurysm coiling in Guntur used metal coils to close off an aneurysm or brain Aneurysm flow diversion treatment in Guntur. This is the minimally invasive approach.

It is important to keep in mind that the primary goal of treatment is to prevent the aneurysm from bleeding or re-bleeding. Treatment might not usually improve symptoms except when large aneurysms are pressing on nerves.

We at Life Neurovascular Institute are well versed with the latest techniques to treat aneurysms and our specialists provide the highest quality of care and expertise in the region to address this deadly disease.