Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Aneurysm

 

What is a cerebral aneurysm?

A cerebral aneurysm is a weakness or dilation of a blood vessel wall. Aneurysms are rare in children but, when suspected, require detailed evaluation and management. Pediatric cerebral aneurysms tend to occur more frequently in males and can be quite dangerous if left untreated.

Giant Fusiform Aneurysm pf the Inferior Division
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How are cerebral aneurysms diagnosed?

There are a variety of imaging techniques used to aide in diagnosis. Noninvasive techniques such as MRI, MRA, and CTA can be used to determine the presence of an aneurysm. Cerebral angiography is also used to obtain detailed anatomical information about the aneurysm and the blood vessels around it. This can be critical in determining the most appropriate treatment plan.

How are cerebral aneurysms treated?

There are a variety of treatment options for cerebral aneurysms including catheter-based and open surgical techniques. A detailed analysis of the aneurysm is critical to determine what strategy would be best.

Distal End-to-Side Anastamosis
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At Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, we are experts at diagnosing and treating children with brain aneurysms. Through our multidisciplinary center, we provide resources for comprehensive treatment, long-term follow-up and support for patients and families.

For more information, please contact us.


Last Edited: July 1, 2016
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