Microsurgical clipping of aneurysms

What is Microsurgical Clipping?

Microsurgical clipping is a technique that blocks the blood supply to an aneurysm using a metal clip. This procedure has become the more established method of treating aneurysms How is microsurgical clipping performed?

A craniotomy is performed to create an opening in the skull to reach the aneurysm in the brain. The clip is placed on the neck (opening) of the aneurysm to obstruct the flow of blood, and remains inside the brain.