my dad has survived 3 brain operations for anerysums he recently found out he has a formed 8mm one in the basal part of the brain and its deep what are the risks operating there the doc said clips couldn't be put in but mentioned doing a surgery that was coiling?
The basal area of the brain consists of thalamus, basal ganglia, substantia nigra, cerebellum, hippocampus and other such structures which regulate a person’s heart beat, respiration, blood pressure and other vital functions such as sensory and motor control, memory etc. Hence, this is a risky area to navigate through as post surgery a person may lose all vital body functions. Do discuss this with your father’s doctors. Clips are not safe as they may injure the neighboring areas as there is little space to maneover. Clips can be placed through a proper brain surgery. Coils are placed from inside the aneurysm through blood vessels in groin or arm. Hence, this is a safe option. Take care!
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