Patient story: Teen battles a life-threatening brain aneurysm

Brianna Atkins shares her story, via the Baltimore Sun, about her experience seeking treatment of her basilar artery aneurysm, New surgery technique at Hopkins gives teenage aneurysm patient chance at a normal life. Brianna’s aneurysm lies within the posterior circulation deep in the brain, its presence carries a high risk of neurological morbidity and mortality. She and her family sought expert opinions and sought a novel endovascular neurosurgery approach over open microsurgery with dual-trained cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgeon Dr. Alexander Coon.

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