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A brain aneurysm is a bulge or balloon that forms in a blood vessel on the brain. Brain aneurysms develop when an artery wall becomes thin, and they often form where arteries branch off in different directions, due to the weakness of this area. Although aneurysms can appear anywhere in the brain, they are most common in arteries at the base of the brain. When brain aneurysms present problems, Dr. Sina Rajamand can perform brain aneurysms surgery at his practice in Reno.

While some brain aneurysms form and do not present problems, there is always a risk they may grow or burst. Some aneurysms exert pressure on brain tissue or nerves, causing serious complications. When an aneurysm bursts or ruptures, it can pose serious, even life-threatening, complications and will require emergency treatment.

Even an unruptured aneurysm that bleeds can cause a severe headache and may soon burst. Most aneurysms that haven’t yet ruptured are located when a patient undergoes an exam for another condition, and the aneurysm is detected on a CT or MRI. Your physician may attempt to treat any detected, unruptured aneurysms with conservative methods, including medications.

Ruptured Aneurysm Repair Surgery Near Carson City

When a brain aneurysm ruptures, the key symptom is an excruciating headache. Many patients claim it is the worst headache they have ever suffered. Other symptoms can include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Seizure
  • A drooping eyelid
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion

When a bleeding or ruptured aneurysm is detected, or an unruptured aneurysm that exerts pressure on the brain, Dr. Sina Rajamand can perform surgery to close off the aneurysm. A few different methods are available, depending on the location and severity of the aneurysm. A less invasive surgical treatment involves using a catheter to insert a coil into the aneurysm to seal it off.

Dr. Rajamand is a skilled and experienced neurosurgeon in Reno who will determine the best approach to repairing your aneurysm and any resulting damage. He can also prescribe other treatments to help with healing and prevent future aneurysms from forming. Contact Battle Born Brain and Spine for a diagnostic evaluation and consultation.