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What is an aneurysm clip for, and what does it look like?
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Metal clip device
Dr. Welker's answer displays a picture of one type of aneurysm clip, which is commonly utilized in the brain.
a aneurysm clip is a small piece of metal that is applied to a blood vessel to close it off / seal it off in order to prevent it from receiving further blood flow. When the metal clip is applied to the vessel, it permanently occludes the blood flow. This keeps aneurysm from bleeding.

In brief: Metal clip device
Dr. Welker's answer displays a picture of one type of aneurysm clip, which is commonly utilized in the brain.
a aneurysm clip is a small piece of metal that is applied to a blood vessel to close it off / seal it off in order to prevent it from receiving further blood flow. When the metal clip is applied to the vessel, it permanently occludes the blood flow. This keeps aneurysm from bleeding.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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In brief: Preventing rupture
A brain aneurysm that is at risk off rupture, or has already ruptured, can be clipped.
The clips are available in many shapes ANS sizes, here's a picture of one in someone's brain.

In brief: Preventing rupture
A brain aneurysm that is at risk off rupture, or has already ruptured, can be clipped.
The clips are available in many shapes ANS sizes, here's a picture of one in someone's brain.
Dr. Scott Welker
Dr. Scott Welker
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