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Brain Aneurysms and Screening
An aneurysm is formed when there is a weakness in the blood vessel (artery) causing a ballooning or ‘out-pouching’ that fills with blood.
Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
A brain AVM is a tangle of abnormal and poorly developed blood vessels connecting arteries to veins.
Carotid and Vertebral Artery Stenting
Carotid or vertebral artery stenting is an endovascular treatment which means it is performed through a blood vessel by a consultant interventional neuro-radiologist. The procedure is usually carried out under local anaesthetic.
Cavernoma are abnormal clusters of vessels with small bubbles (sometimes known as caverns) filled with blood that make them look like a raspberry or blackberry. Cavernomas are also known as cavernous angioma, cavernous haemangioma or cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM).
Cranioplasty is the surgical repair of a bone defect in the skull resulting from a previous operation or injury.
Elective Endovascular Occlusion of Brain Aneurysm
A brain aneurysm is a fault or weakness in the wall of one of the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain.
What is an intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH)? This is bleeding inside or around the ventricles which are the fluid compartments of the brain
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS)
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a neurological disorder characterised by a sudden onset of severe headache associated with narrowing of blood pipes (intracranial vessels) that supply blood to the brain.
What is a subarachnoid haemorrhage and the treatment for it
Subarachnoid haemorrhage no cause found
Diagnosis and treatment for a subarachnoid haemorrhage