Brain Aneurysm – Disease with Potential Risk of Stroke
Brain aneurysm is an enlargement of a part of the cerebral vascular wall where the wall of the vessel is weak and is under strong pressure.
This is a very dangerous disease, because there are almost no obvious warning signs to the patient until the arteries enlarge and break. It is estimated that 10 – 15% of patients die due to not receiving treatment in sufficient time .
This disease can occur at any age, particularly the risk of aneurysm rupture is most common in people aged 45 and older, but about 20% of cerebral aneurysms occur between the ages of 15 and 45. In addition to the age factor, people who are more at risk of contracting the disease are those who:
- Have high blood pressure
- Suffer from atherosclerosis
- Frequently smoke cigarettes
- Drink a lot of alcohol
- Have a family history of cerebral aneurysm
- Suffered from a vascular trauma, or injury
- Have cerebral vascular malformations …
In cases where the cerebrovascular system only enlarges and causes compression of the nerve structure, the patient will show signs of weakness / paralysis, blurred vision, and a sudden headache. When the aneurysm ruptures it causes an intracranial hemorrhage and the patient will suddenly feel a severe headache, stiff neck, confusion, coma, and even death.
Currently, brain aneurysms can only be detected based on geometric diagnoses. Therefore, screening and general tests are essential to detect the risk of the disease.
At the Neurosurgery Department of FV Hospital, Assoc. Dr Mahendran Nadarajah, the world’s leading expert on the treatment of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, can comprehensively control brain aneurysms through advanced methods of diagnosis and treatment. Furthermore, Dr Mahendran Nadarajah also conducts medical examinations and treatments for patients suffering from
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Spinal Pain
Graduated from St Andrew University and King’s University (United Kingdom), Dr Mahen Nadarajah is well known in the field of diagnosis and surgery to treat neurological and vascular diseases, with over 20 years of experience in clinical practice in the UK, Australia and Singapore.
Dr Mahen Nadarajah is currently working as an expert practicing interventional Neurological and Intravascular Surgery at King’s Health Care (Singapore), Oxford Spinal and Neurological Research Institute (Oxford University, England) and FV Hospital (Vietnam).
In addition to direct medical examination and treatment, Dr Mahen Nadarajah has also conducted intensive medical research and achieved many prestigious awards. He is currently a senior consultant at the Singapore National University Hospital and a member of the Royal Society of Physicians as well as a number of other clinical and academic councils.
To register for an examination and make an appointment with Dr Mahen Nadarajah, please contact the Neurosurgery Department on: (028) 5411 3333