Intracranial aneurysm treated with Interventional Radiology

Team of Dr. Charalambous - Nicosia, Cyprus

Intracranial aneurysm

An intracranial aneurysm is a bulge, which is filled with blood and is present in the wall of a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. Intracranial Aneurysm usually occurs in the weak point of the blood vessel.

As this condition is present in the brain, there could be a risk of bleeding around the brain. When there is a bleed due to intracranial Aneurysm, this condition is called a subarachnoid hemorrhage. If subarachnoid haemorrhage is presented in the brain, this would be called intracerebral hemorrhage. However, it is not very common. Intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage are the two types of intracranial hemorrhage. Each of these haemorrhages has life-threatening results.


If the intracranial Aneurysm is small, the patient will not show many symptoms. Symptoms of the small aneurysm will occur if the vessel bursts and leads subarachnoid hemorrhage. Dangerous, intense headaches are the most common symptom of this type of haemorrhage.

Other symptoms like alteration in consciousness, vomiting and nausea, neck stiffness, seizures and blurred vision are also reported in afflicted patients.


For the diagnosis of this condition, there will be a CT or MRI of the brain. To make the best and optimal treatment for the patient, the doctor may do a cerebral angiogram, in which X-ray based techniques are used.
There are many possible treatments for intracranial aneurysms. Surgery can also treat this condition through an opening of your skull. After that, a clip placed on the vessel, which will stop the flow of blood in the Aneurysm. Thus, surgical blockage of the aneurysm will make sure it is harmless and does not lead to haemorrhage.
There are also other treatment options like minimally invasive treatment. In this process, the flow of blood to the Aneurysm is stopped. The blood flow is not prevented by using any kind of opening in your skull. Instead, the doctor will guide a micro-catheter to the Aneurysm from an artery in the groin and by utilising the guidance of X-ray. Finally, he will place tiny metal coins in the Aneurysm to block it.
If you go through any of these treatments, you have to stay in the hospital.
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