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Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping

 If you have a cerebral aneurysm (a bulging, weak area in an artery wall), you might have a treatment called clipping. This is a surgical procedure. Your neurosurgeon creates an opening in your skull to reach the aneurysm in the brain. He or she places a small metal clip on the neck (opening) of the aneurysm to stop blood from flowing into it. Once the clip is in place, your neurosurgeon closes the opening in your skull. The clip, which looks like a clothespin, stays inside your skull after surgery.

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A cerebral aneurysm is a serious condition, but it can be surgically treated in a variety of ways. Also called an intracranial or brain aneurysm, a cerebral aneurysm is a bulging, weakened area in the artery wall, disrupting blood flow.

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