Brain aneurysms can be treated through surgery if they have ruptured or there’s a risk they will.
Surgical clipping, endovascular coiling, or a flow diverter is typically used to seal off an unruptured aneurysm and help prevent a future rupture. However, preventative surgery is only recommended if there’s a high risk of a rupture because that has its own risk of serious complications.
A neurologist, in collaboration with a neurosurgeon can help you determine whether the treatment is appropriate for you. The aneurysm clipping will cost you approximately USD 25,268.
The causes of a brain aneurysm are unknown, but a range of factors may increase your risk.
An endovascular repair of an aneurysm only requires you to stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 days. However, a craniotomy and aneurysm clipping usually requires 4 to 6 days in the hospital. And if there is bleeding or other problems, it can be extended 1 to 2 weeks or longer.
While the treatment of an unruptured aneurysm is generally very safe, and the outcome is usually good, ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 50% of cases. Of those who survive, about 66% suffer some permanent neurological deficit.