Neck stiffness, nausea, headaches and blurred vision can all be red flags of an issue in the brain, such as a brain aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation (AVM).
A brain aneurysm happens when a balloon-like bulge develops in the wall of a brain artery. If this bulge tears and bleeds, nearby cells may be damaged. A brain aneurysm can occur in an artery wall that is weak or has a defect.
An AVM is an abnormal tangle of blood vessels within the brain that individuals are likely born with. Over time, pressure can build up and prevent normal blood flow. If the pressure becomes too great, the blood vessel can burst and blood can leak into the brain.
Issues regarding the brain and its circulatory system, like a brain aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation, can be painful and life-threatening. It is important to get these issues treated as quickly as possible to prevent further damage to the brain.
Patients who have suffered from a brain aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation will find comprehensive, quality treatment at the Mercy Interventional Neuroradiology Department.
The Neuroradiology Department offers an array of minimally invasive treatments to provide relief from debilitating pain and to correct life-threatening conditions such as a brain aneurysm or AVM. As alternatives to invasive surgery, these treatments are advantageous in that they often result in lower risk to the patient, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery periods.