Mr S, a 44-year old gentleman, presented with a history of sudden severe headaches and loss of consciousness. He was treated and admitted at a hospital close to his home where he made a gradual (fortuitous) recovery. A CT scan done then showed a precarious condition known as a subarachnoid haemorrhage. This is a potentially fatal condition in a large percentage of patients (upto 60% in the first month following a bleed –

Spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH for short) usually occurs due to the rupture of an aneurysm (a weak spot in the wall of an artery) in the brain. Fortunately Mr S, recovered well without any of the potentially devastating complications of SAH. On further testing with an angiogram, he was found to have an aneurysm at the anterior communicating artery.

CT images showing Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

CT images showing Subarachnoid HaemorrhageCT images showing Subarachnoid Haemorrhage2

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The treatment options were explained to Mr S. He was then taken up to the Operation Theatre for a craniotomy and clipping of the aneurysm – the best possible treatment for this condition.

Pre-op Angiogram Scans

Pre-op Angiogram ScansPre-op Angiogram ScansPre-op Angiogram Scans

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A repeat angiogram showed that the aneurysm was clipped and the circulation to the brain was unimpeded and intact. Mr S recovered speedily and was in fact discharged in just 3 days – a splendid outcome from a potentially life-threatening condition.

Post op Angio with clip in Situ

Post op Angio with clip in SituPost op Angio with clip in Situ

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Aneurysms have become a common occurrence these days. Aneurysms may rupture which leads to stroke or the dangerous subarachnoid hemorrhage. Sita Bhateja Speciality Hospital has successfully treated a large number of patients with different kind of aneurysms. You can contact the hospital to get to know about:

1. Different types of aneurysms
2. Diagnosing an aneurysm
3. Treatment options for aneurysms
4. Early knowledge on measures to be taken during a stroke or hemorrhage.

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