If you have significant blockage in the carotid arteries in your neck, you may need a carotid endarterectomy. During this surgery, a surgeon removes plaque buildup in the carotid arteries to reduce the risk of transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke. The benefits and risks of this surgery must be carefully weighed, because the surgery itself may cause a stroke. Your need to have carotid endarterectomy depends on whether you have had a TIA or stroke and how much your carotid arteries have narrowed.
Surgery (craniotomy) to repair the aneurysm that caused the hemorrhagic stroke. A small metal clip is placed around the base of the aneurysm to block it off. This stops the bleeding in the brain.
Whether this surgery can be done depends on the location of the aneurysm, its size, and your general health.
Surgery to remove or
block off abnormally formed blood vessels (arteriovenous malformation) that
have caused bleeding in the brain.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 07, 2011
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