Cerebrovascular traumas including aneurysms and carotid embolism

Our neurosurgeons carry out highly specialist treatment for a variety of cerebrovascular traumas, including aneurysms and carotidembolism.

A cerebral aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel in the brain. It can often cause no symptoms unless it ruptures. This is called a subarachnoid haemorrhage, and is a very serious condition which can lead to extensive brain damage and even death. If your neurosurgeon thinks your aneurysm may rupture, they may recommend preventative surgery to fill it with metal coils or seal it shut.


A carotid embolism happens when the blood flow in the carotid artery, which supplies the head and neck, is blocked by a foreign body, such as a blood clot or air bubble. This blockage, known as an embolism, can be removed surgically, or could be treated with medication, depending on its size, cause and exact location.

The type of care our team recommend will depend on your age, family history, any other medical problems you may have and the severity of your condition. The general risks associated with surgery will also be taken into account when deciding the best treatment plan for you.

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