Amongst many other tests, the assessment included an MRI brain scan and specific images of his intracranial arteries. The results of these scans showed that he had a large brain aneurysm measuring approximately 11mm across, and we immediately referred him to a leading neurosurgeon who performed a catheter angiogram to examine the anatomy of the aneurysm in more detail.
Interestingly, in the year before visiting Preventicum, he had seen a neurologist who had carried out an MRI brain scan, but the aneurysm had not been seen. The pros and cons of intervention were thoroughly discussed and considered, including coiling the aneurysm versus open surgery to the aneurysm. The latter was decided on and the surgical repair was a great success.