Aneurysms

Brain aneurysm Treatments and drugs

Surgery There are two common treatment options for a ruptured brain aneurysm. Surgical clipping is a procedure to close off an aneurysm. The neurosurgeon removes a section of your skull to access the aneurysm and locates the blood vessel that feeds the aneurysm. Then he or she places a tiny metal clip on the neck...

Five things to know about brain aneurysms

TORONTO — Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is recovering at her L.A. home after reportedly suffering a brain aneurysm in March. Here are five things to know about this kind of hemorrhagic stroke:WHAT IT IS: An aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in a weakened area of an artery in the brain, which can rupture...

20 Things You Can Expect After Brain Surgery

Today, a friend of mine is having surgery to remove a brain tumor. We talked about it a little bit last year, not long after my surgery. His doctors were able to confirm right away that his tumor wasn’t cancerous (which is all kinds of YES), but in the last few months, it started...

20 Things You Can Expect After Brain Surgery:Term Life

oday, a friend of mine is having surgery to remove a brain tumor. We talked about it a little bit last year, not long after my surgery. His doctors were able to confirm right away that his tumor wasn’t cancerous (which is all kinds of YES), but in the last few months, it started...

8 Stroke Triggers for Those With Untreated Aneurysm:Term Life

For those at risk, common activities such as drinking coffee, having sex, or blowing the nose could trigger a stroke, according to new research from the Netherlands. “For the general population our findings do not apply,” says researcher Monique H.M. Vlak, MD, a neurologist at the University Medical Center in Utrecht, Netherlands. It applies, she tells...

Cerebral Aneurysm: The Advent of Endoscopic Clipping of Aneurysms

Endoscopic technology has allowed surgeons to look at traditional methods of treating vascular diseases with an eye toward innovation. The Skull Base Institute has pioneered Endoscopic Brain Aneurysm Clipping, revolutionizing the way that vascular surgery is performed with less disruption of normal brain tissue, less painful recovery, and a rapid return to daily activities.   Overview A...

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