Aneurysms

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...

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...

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...

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...

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Causes, Treatment, & Prevention

What Is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)? The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the human body. It carries blood from your heart down to your abdomen, legs, and pelvis. The walls of the aorta can swell or bulge out like a small balloon if they become weak. This is called an abdominal aortic...

Brain Aneurysm Symptoms, Surgery and Treatment

What is a Brain Aneurysm? A brain or cerebral aneurysm is a cerebrovascular disorder that is caused when the wall of an artery in the brain becomes weak and balloons outward. The ballooned part of the artery is the aneurysm. An aneurysm has thin walls and can leak or rupture easily. Aneurysms can form in many...

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