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Brain Aneurysm – Disease with Potential Risk of Stroke

Brain aneurysm is an bulge/ballooning of a part of the cerebral blood vessel where the wall of the vessel is weak and is under strong pressure.

This is a very dangerous disease, because there are almost no obvious warning signs to the patient until the enlarge and break. It is estimated that 33% of patients die due  to not receiving treatment in sufficient time .

This disease can occur at any age, particularly the risk of aneurysm rupture is most common in older people aged 55- 65 and older, but about 20% of cerebral aneurysms occur between the ages of 15 and 45. In addition to the age factor, people who are more at risk of contracting the disease are those who:

  • Being female
  • Frequently smoke cigarettes
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Drink a lot of alcohol
  • Drug abuse
  • Menopausal women have low estrogen levels
  • Have a family history of cerebral aneurysm
  • Suffered from a vascular trauma, or injury

In cases where the cerebrovascular system only enlarges and causes compression of the nerve structure, the patient will show signs of weakness / paralysis, blurred vision, and a sudden headache. When the aneurysm ruptures it causes an intracranial hemorrhage and the patient will suddenly feel a severe headache, stiff neck, confusion, coma, and even death.

Currently, brain aneurysms can only be detected based on geometric diagnoses. Therefore, screening and general tests are essential to detect the risk of the disease.

At the Neurosurgery Department of FV Hospital, Assoc. Dr Mahendran Nadarajah, one of the world’s leading experts on the treatment of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, can comprehensively control brain aneurysms through advanced methods of diagnosis and treatment.

Mahendran Nadarajah also conducts medical examinations and treatments for patients suffering from

  • Stroke
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Spinal Pain

Graduated from St Andrew University and King College University of London (United Kingdom), Dr Mahen Nadarajah is well known in the field of diagnosis and surgery to treat vascular diseases of the brain, with over 20 years of experience in clinical practice in the UK, Australia and Singapore.

Dr Mahen Nadarajah is currently working as an expert practicing interventional Neuroloradiology and Intravascular Surgery at King’s Health Care (Singapore), Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Oxford University, England) and FV Hospital (Vietnam).

In addition to direct medical examination and treatment, Dr Mahen Nadarajah has also conducted intensive medical research and achieved many prestigious awards. He is currently a senior consultant at Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the Royal College of Radiologists as well as a number of other clinical and academic councils.

To register for an examination and make an appointment with Dr Mahen Nadarajah, please contact the Neurosurgery Department on: (028) 5411 3333