Test and diagnosis
- Computerized tomography (CT) scan
- Cerebrospinal fluid test
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
- Cerebral angiogram
- Cerebral arteriogram
The treatment aims to repair the blood vessel. There are 2 types of treatment available – surgical clipping and coiling.
Surgical clipping is where craniotomy surgery is performed and a clip is placed across the base of the aneurysm to prevent blood from entering and causing further growth or rupture.
Coiling is filling the aneurysm with coils of platinum wire or latex to prevent more blood from entering the aneurysm.
There are other treatments available which relieve the symptoms and managing the complications. These include analgesic pain relievers, calcium channel blockers, interventions to prevent stroke from insufficient blood flow, anti-seizure medications, ventricular catheters and shunt surgery and rehabilitative therapy.