Upon receiving a diagnosis of an aneurysm, your doctor will help you understand the available treatments. One option that might be available to you is aneurysm clipping.
Aneurysm clipping is a surgical procedure performed on ruptured and unruptured aneurysms. Your surgical team will expose the part of your brain that’s been affected by creating a small opening in the skull called a craniotomy. Microscopic guidance helps your team locate the aneurysm, and once it is located, the neurosurgeon places a surgical clip, or a series of clips, around the base of the aneurysm. This cuts off the blood flow to the aneurysm and allows for normal blood flow.
You will be under general anesthesia during this procedure, and a neuro-monitoring team will monitor your brain function during the procedure to help with the best possible outcome.