During this procedure, the surgeon gains access to vessels at the base of the brain via a small opening in the skull. This surgical window allows the surgeon to use a microscope to carefully dissect the aneurysm away from the surrounding brain tissue. A small metal clip is thena applied to the base of the aneurysm, which separates the aneurysm from the parent vessel. In this way, the aneurysm is then obliterated.
Your surgeon will consider all possible treatment options and discuss which option or combination of options they recommend.