Duke's Cerebrovascular Center offers expert diagnosis and treatment for patients with brain aneurysms.
Brain aneurysms are bulges on a patient’s blood vessels in the brain that result from weakening of the vessel wall. Aneurysms predispose a patient to brain hemorrhaging, which can cause serious brain damage or even death.
Our doctors use the most advanced technological equipment and procedures to diagnose a brain aneurysm. We use conventional and three-dimensional CT and cerebral angiography to examine the brain's blood vessels and diagnose an aneurysm.
After diagnosis, the team of specialists then determines the best course of treatment for the patient.
If an unruptured aneurysm is detected, Duke physicians consider the size and location of the aneurysm as well as the patient's age and medical condition before proceeding with treatment.
When a patient has a ruptured aneurysm, doctors begin treatment as quickly as possible to prevent further rupture that could lead to stroke or death.
A team of specialists including neurosurgeons and interventional neuroradiologists help to determine the best course of treatment. Treatment options include:
Our ultimate goal is to exclude the aneurysms from the normal blood circulation and to preserve the flow of blood in the uncorrupted arteries.
The following slideshow shows images of patients with brain aneurysms, before and after treatment
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