Overview

Brain aneurysms -- weakened or bulging portions of an artery in the brain -- are often diagnosed incidentally during imaging scans for other issues. An aneurysm rupture, called a subarachnoid hemorrhage, is very dangerous and can be life-threatening. 

If your brain aneurysm is stable and small and has not ruptured, Duke radiologists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons use sophisticated imaging tools to determine whether you will benefit from observation or treatment. If your aneurysm ruptures, our neurosurgeons work quickly to stop the bleeding and repair the blood vessel to reduce the risk of complications. We offer the latest open surgery and minimally invasive catheter procedures to repair aneurysms.