Brain Aneurysm

Brain Aneurysm Treatments

Stanford Hospital & Clinics offers all of the latest treatment options for brain aneurysm care, including microsurgical surgery techniques and minimally invasive endovascular techniques, which treat the aneurysm from inside the blood vessel using minimally invasive techniques. Our highly experienced neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neurologists and nurses work together to develop the right customized treatment plan for each patient's unique needs in partnership with the patient and family.

Each brain aneurysm is different and treatment is determined through careful consideration by your care team. The goal of treatment is to close off blood flow to the aneurysm to prevent the risk of hemorrhage in the safest way possible. Specific treatment for a brain aneurysm will be determined by your care team based on:

Endovascular Treatment Options

Stanford Hospital & Clinics' neuroradiologists have been pioneers in developing safer, more effective endovascular therapies for more than 25 years.

Threading a catheter into an artery and placing coils into the dome of the aneurysm to close off flow of blood and prevent future bleeding.Coil embolization

This minimally invasive approach is performed by threading a catheter through the groin into an artery and placing coils into the dome of the brain aneurysm to fill it and close off blood flow, preventing future bleeding.

In some cases, the placement of a tiny tube, called a stent, or a balloon is needed to ensure safe coil placement.

Coil embolization treatment of aneurysms

Pipeline flow diverter surgery

If the structure of the brain aneurysm is wider, then a pipeline stent will be inserted inside to reconstruct a new wall for the artery so blood cannot fill it.

Surgical Treatment Options

The brain aneurysm team performs hundreds of surgeries each year, using the most advanced equipment and technologies available to achieve excellent outcomes.

Surgical clipping of ruptured aneurysmSurgical clipping

During this procedure, a microsurgical clip is placed around the aneurysm in the brain to stop blood flow and left safely in place.

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