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Treatments for Cerebral Aneurysm

Treatment List for Cerebral Aneurysm

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Cerebral Aneurysm includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Emergency hospitalization
  • Surgery
  • Treatment of cerebral aneurysms depends upon the size and position of the aneurysm, whether the aneurysm has leaked (Sub-arachnoid haemorrhage or SAH), the clinical state of the patient, as well as age and comorbidities of the patient. Treatments include:
    • Observation - controversial, and depends on the size and location of the aneurysm, as well as the comorbidities of the patient
    • Medical management prior to surgery - Intensive care management, control of blood pressure and seizures
    • Surgery
      • Endovascular procedures
      • Microsurgical techniques
    • Palliative management concentrating in symptom control rather than active intervention - utilised if there has been a severe bleed and quality of life is unlikely to result from intervention, or if the patients age and comorbidities preclude surgery

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Discussion of treatments for Cerebral Aneurysm:

Emergency treatment for individuals with a ruptured cerebral aneurysm generally includes restoring deteriorating respiration and reducing intracranial pressure. Surgery is usually performed within the first 3 days to clip the ruptured aneurysm and to reduce the risk of rebleeding. In patients for whom surgery is considered too risky, microcoil thrombosis or balloon embolization may be performed. Other treatments may include bed rest, drug therapy, or hypertensive-hypervolemic therapy (hypervolemic hemodilution) to control vasospasm. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Cerebral Aneurysm Information Page: NINDS)

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