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General enquiries:
+44 (0)207 935 4444
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+44 (0)207 616 7693
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+44 (0)203 219 3315

A brain aneurysm can be identified before it ruptures using brain scans. It can then be treated surgically in one of two ways:

  • Microvascular clipping
    This involves brain surgery and a craniotomy, an operation that opens up the skull so that the surgeon can get direct access to the aneurysm. A microscope is used to see the details of the blood vessels and to clip off the blood supply that leads to the bulging blood vessel. Once it has been surgically clipped, a brain aneurysm is considered dealt with and a successful operation then requires no long-term follow up.
  • Endovascular coiling
    This is a less invasive technique that does not involve a brain operation through the skull. Instead the surgeon puts a catheter into the artery through a point in the groin, and the tip is guided up to the aneurysm. A guide wire then takes a platinum coil into the ballooned artery so that blood clots there, effectively sealing off the affected vessel.

A brain aneurysm can re-form near to the site where a coil has been placed, so someone who has this second procedure will need long-term follow up with regular MRI scans. If the aneurysm does re-form, endovascular coiling can be repeated.


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General enquiries: 020 7935 4444Appointments: 020 7616 7693Self-pay: 020 3219 3315

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Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3 219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708

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Breast services appointments: 020 7616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: 020 7616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: 020 7616 7760 Eye centre appointments: 020 7616 7768 Haematology appointments: 020 7535 5503 Kidney services appointments: 020 7224 5234 Liver services appointments: 020 7616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: 020 7616 7651 Radiology appointments: 020 7616 7653

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