The brain aneurysm is a bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain. Generally, a brain aneurysm causes no symptoms and goes unnoticed. In certain situations when the brain aneurysm ruptures, releasing blood into the skull and resulting in a stroke .On bursting these brain aneurysm leads to a extremely serious condition known as subarachnoid haemorrhage
Symptoms of Aneurysms
- Sudden painful headache
- Stiffness in neck area
- Sickness and vomiting
- Pain staring at light
- Dilated pupil
- Change in vision
TreatmentThe treatment for aneurysm involves repairing the blood vessels. The two methods includes clipping and coiling are two treatment options.
Clipping: In clipping method a neurosurgeon cuts open the skull to identifying the damaged blood vessel and puts a clip across the aneurysm. This helps in preventing blood from entering the aneurysm and causing further growth or blood leakage.
Coiling: In coiling method a neurosurgeon threads a tube through the arteries. With the help of angiogram, he identifies the aneurysm and fills it with coils of platinum wire or with latex. This helps in preventing further blood from entering the aneurysm and resolves the problem.