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Aneurysm Patient Story

When a 50-year-old woman with the worst headache of her life became unresponsive, physicians at Norton Neuroscience Institute ordered a CT scan and angiogram, and discovered five brain aneurysms and an aneurysm that was bleeding.

In response, neurosurgeons performed aneurysm clipping (a surgical procedure done to prevent or stop an aneurysm from bleeding) on the first four aneurysms and aneurysm coiling (a minimally invasive procedure to permanently prevent an aneurysm from rupturing) on the fifth.

After a 20-day stay in the intensive care unit and three months of rehabilitation, the woman is back to her normal self, with the exception of walking with a cane. She is able to perform regular daily activities and lives on her own.

Removal process:


  • CT scan shows aneurismal hemorrhage (arrow)


Before After

Four aneurysms surgically clipped

Before After

 Fifth aneurysm coiled 

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