Brain Aneurysm

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Brain Aneurysms

Our team of Neuroradiologists, Interventional Neuroradiologists and Neurosurgeons collaborate to provide the best medical treatment for brain aneurysms based on individual health factors. Interventional Neuroradiology is a highly specialized specialty. Interventional neuroradiologists diagnose and treat patients with brain aneurysms using the least invasive techniques available in order to minimize risk to the patient and improve health outcomes.
Brain Aneurysm

An aneurysm is a bulge or sac that develops in an artery when the wall becomes weak. A ballooning aneurysm in the brain compresses the nerves and brain tissue and can result in nerve paralysis, headache, neck and upper back pain that can cause nausea. If an aneurysm ruptures, resulting in bleeding in the head, it may cause a stroke or death. Ruptured aneurysms can become life-threatening and will require medical treatment. There are many cases where brain aneurysms do not rupture or cause health problems.
Symptoms including but not limited to:

  • Unusual sound in one ear (pulsating or humming)
  • Neurological symptoms
  • Increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma)
  • Double vision
  • Pain

Sample of Risk Factors:

  • Older age
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Hypersension
  • Hardening of the Arteries (Arteriosclerosis)
  • Head injury
  • Heavy alcohol consumption
Treatment Option for a Brain Aneurysm

Endovascular treatment is a minimally invasive procedure which inserts a hollow plastic tube (catheter) into an artery, usually in the groin and threads it through your body to the aneurysm. The treatment stops the blood flow to the aneurysm, which causes a clot that seals off the aneurysm from the artery. This is accomplished using coils which can be assisted by the use of a stent or balloon or by using a special stent called flow diverter.

Good News

Early detection is the key to prevent rupture. Our teams of doctors at Miami Vascular Specialists are some of the world's experts in all types of aneurysm repair.