| Hi, |
Thank you for posting your query at DoctorSpring.com
I have noted your father's medical details.
I would like to reassure that his outcome would be good. An aneurysm even if it has bled, has a risk of
rebleeding in future too. Therefore, it should be treated either by clipping or coiling. Clipping is the surgical technique and it depends on whether surgery can be easily done (accessibility of the region in the brain).
I hope it helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Patient replied :
Thanks so much for you reply. So the fact that it's bled and clotted by itself, does that make it a more dangerous thing to operate on than an unruptured one? It's just that I've read of ruptured ones and I've read of unruptured ones but I've never read about one that bled and clotted itself before it was found months later.
No, there is no additional risk of operation on an aneurysm that has ruptured/bled/clotted, as compared to unruptured ones.
In fact, most patients are diagnosed after aneurysm ruptures and bleeds. Unruptured aneurysms are less common in clinical practice.
Dr. Sudhir Kumar MD (Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist