Pronounced: my-CROW-vas-q-lar clip-pingEn Español (Spanish Version)
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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Last reviewedMay 2014by Michael Woods, MD
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