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Will i need surgery for a brain aneurysm? what's the typical method of treatment for brain aneurysms?

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Dr. Pankaj Gore answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

Various : Various factors are taken into account when determining whether treatment is necessary for a cerebral aneurysm. These include but are not limited to aneurysm shape, location, size, patient age, medical co-morbidities and family history. The two main surgical treatment options are endovascular and open microsurgical. Neurosurgical consultation is recommended to guide this decision making.

Answered 6/30/2019

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Dr. Jefferson Chen answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

There : There are three options for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms. These are observation, open cranial surgery, or endovascular (minimally invasive) coiling. Much of the decision depends on the clinical situation (ruptured or unruptured), patient age and co-morbidities and finally the location and geometry of the aneurysm. There is a tremendous amount of information about treatment pros and cons and some of the key papers to look at include the new england journal of medicine's isat study.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Richard Pollard answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Check with Surgeon: Some aneurysms can be treated by interventional radiologists using coiling instead of surgery. Check with your neurosurgeon for alternatives and options in managing this disease.

Answered 4/24/2015

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Aside from a rupture, when is emergency surgery needed for a brain aneurysm?

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