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Minimally Invasive Surgery to Eliminate Brain Aneurysm Risk: A 30-Year-Old Man's Choice"

During a routine physical examination, a 30-year-old man unexpectedly discovered he had a small 2.5 mm cerebral aneurysm in the left internal carotid artery of his brain. This aneurysm had not yet ruptured and the man exhibited no symptoms. Despite its small size, the aneurysm posed a latent threat as it could rupture at any moment, leading to a severe hemorrhagic stroke.

Faced with this challenge, the patient considered two options under his doctor's guidance. The first option was preventive treatment: a one-hour minimally invasive endovascular surgery to implant a blood flow diversion stent, effectively eradicating the aneurysm. This treatment would allow him to return home within 24 hours after the surgery, relieving him of any future risk of aneurysm rupture.

The second option, following other doctors' advice, was to undergo annual MRI scans to monitor any changes in the size of the aneurysm, continuing this until the age of 90. This approach would avoid the risks associated with surgery but could lead to ongoing anxiety and financial burden over time.

After careful consideration, the patient opted for the first option and underwent the minimally invasive surgery. The procedure was smooth, and the stent was successfully implanted. During his recovery, he experienced an unprecedented sense of relief, knowing he no longer had to worry about the risk of aneurysm rupture.

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