October 4, 2022

Coiling for Brain Aneurysm

Life-threatening brain tumors, aneurysms, and strokes can all be treated using a variety of advanced techniques. In comparison to more intrusive surgical treatments, coiling is less invasive, safer, and can provide patients with more immediate pain relief and quicker recovery.

What is a brain aneurysm?

A brain aneurysm is a bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain. This bulged area of the vessel wall becomes weak and can rupture. This can lead to bleeding into the brain. This condition can become life-threatening and needs immediate medical attention.

With advancements in treatment options, there are many options available for aneurysms and stroke, coiling is one of them. It is a less-invasive procedure and therefore it is safer than traditional surgical options.

What is Endovascular Coiling for an aneurysm?

As mentioned, coiling is a less invasive treatment method for aneurysms. It is performed by a neurointerventional radiologist.  Dr. Akhil Monga is one of the best neurointerventional radiologists in India. He is highly versed with super-specialized procedures like aneurysm coiling.

How is endovascular coiling performed?

In this procedure, a catheter (tiny tube) is passed through a tiny incision made in the groin area. Through this incision, the catheter is passed into the artery having an aneurysm.

Then a microcatheter is inserted through the initial catheter and the coil is attached to this microcatheter. When the microcatheter reaches the aneurysm, it is inserted into the aneurysm. Then the coil is separated from the catheter by using an electric current. This coil seals off the opening of the aneurysm.

The coil is left inside the aneurysm permanently. One or more coils can be used to seal off the aneurysm depending on the size of the aneurysm.

These coils are made of soft platinum metal and it looks like a spring. These coils are very small and thin.

Who is a Candidate?

Coiling as a choice of treatment for an aneurysm can be considered

In case of Ruptured aneurysms

When an aneurysm ruptures, it releases blood into the space between the brain and the skull. This is called a subarachnoid haemorrhage.

In these cases, the timing of treatment is very important. The earlier the patients reach the doctor, there are more chances of successful treatment.

Unruptured aneurysms

Unruptured aneurysms usually do not cause symptoms. They remain unnoticed and are typically detected during routine testing.

In such cases, endovascular coiling can be done as a preventive measure to avoid any stroke episodes in the future.

If you are looking for a trustworthy doctor for a successful endovascular coiling procedure, you can consult Dr Akhil Monga.


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