Advanced neuro procedure saves 70-yr-old woman's life

22 Aug 2023 | 2mins

An advanced neuro-interventional procedure saves the life of a 70-year-old woman who suffered a rare brain disease, characterized by uncontrolled bleeding from a weakened part of a blood vessel (aneurysm) on the brain's surface.

An immediate MRI scan confirmed the diagnosis of a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a condition marked by bleeding between the brain and its protective membrane. The build-up of blood in the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain can lead to elevated intracranial pressure, posing a critical danger to the patient's health, said Dr. Santhosh Joseph, neuro-interventional radiologist of KIMS hospital.

The bleeding was successfully controlled, and the condition was cured through an advanced neuro-interventional procedure. An endovascular coiling procedure, which is an advanced technique to effectively address the aneurysm's connection with the artery is a minimally invasive approach that involves skilfully guiding a micro catheter through the artery while sealing off the weakened area, he said.

"Uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension are the main causes of subarachnoid hemorrhage," the doctor said. "Traditionally, complex surgical procedures were required for these cases. However, the endovascular coiling procedure enables direct access to the brain aneurysm using a catheter," he said.

Advanced neuro procedure saves 70-yr-old woman's life
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