Surgeons get new treatment approach for brain aneurysms

  • Article by: JAMES WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 29, 2012 - 11:11 PM

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xcrunner21Jan. 30, 1211:44 AM

THats great that they are advancing methods for treating aneurysm's, but most of these are asymptomatic. We find an aneurysm on MRI and immediately have to go after it, even if it is often an incidental finding. Where is the study stating that the benefit of fixing unruptured aneurysms outweighs the risks?

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thinkright12Jan. 30, 12 3:30 PM

@xcrunner Seems strange that I need to spell this out, but it is better to find it and treat it BEFORE it ruptures. Mine was also found incidentally before it ruptured, and I'm just fine with the accidental discovery, saved my life. These things are ticking time bombs, there is no waiting around to evaluate the cost/benefit/risks. They need to be treated asap, and its great to hear there is a new treatment option for those of us with giant aneurysms that cannot be coiled.

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