By Health In Five Writer
A 56-year-old woman from Mumbai who ignored her intense headaches was successfully treated at Global Hospital Parel with a procedure using a contour device for probably the first time in Asia. A team headed by Dr. Nitin Dange, Senior Consultant – Endovascular Neurosurgeon at the hospital treated her with a procedure using a Contour device. The patient who was also Covid positive did not have any neurological problems and resumed her daily routine.
A brain aneurysm also known as a cerebral or intracranial aneurysm can be termed as a spot of the weakness of a brain artery. It is like a balloon on an artery. Since the wall of the artery is weakened due to an aneurysm, it can rupture too. A ruptured aneurysm leads to bleeding into the brain causing a hemorrhagic stroke. The typical symptoms are a sudden onset of headache, loss of consciousness, and drowsiness.
Dr. Nitin Dange, Senior Consultant – Endovascular Neurosurgeon, Global Hospitals, Mumbai, said, “This patient was admitted with severe headache and drowsiness. Her tests revealed that she was Covid positive, and was in the Covid ICU for further management. By adhering to the Covid protocol, she was offered a new technique by the intervention (without open surgery) for the aneurysm. The new device called contour was explained to the relatives as well as the patient.”
Dr. Dange added, “The intrasaccular device fits into the neck of the aneurysm to stop the blood flow into the aneurysm and successfully treat it. The procedure by contour device helps in a complex aneurysm that arises at the branching of the main vessels present in the brain and prevents it from rupturing. It is safe, heals the aneurysm naturally, and the post-operative requirement of blood-thinning medications is minimal. The procedure was performed for 2 hrs and she was discharged without any neurological issues with the aneurysm secured. A headache that lasts for a longer duration is a warning sign. Pay attention to this minute symptom and get yourself treated.”