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Microvascular clipping is a surgery to cut off blood flow to an aneurysm. This prevents bleeding and rupture. Typically, a portion of the skull is removed (a procedure called a craniotomy ) and restored during this complex, open surgery.
Microvascular clipping treats a brain aneurysm . It will not fix already damaged areas of the brain, but it can improve quality of life by stopping bleeding or preventing rupture.
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If you having this procedure, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Numbness or tingling
- Speech disturbances
- Visual changes
- Confusion, memory loss
- Reaction to anesthesia (eg, light-headedness, low blood pressure, wheezing)
- Kidney damage
- Blood clots (eg, stroke )
- Ruptured aneurysm during surgery
Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- High blood pressure
Discuss these risks with your doctor before surgery.
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After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:
- Any changes in physical ability—balance, strength, or movement
- Any changes to...