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UNC neurosurgeon uses through-the-nose approach to clip ruptured brain aneurysm

A neurosurgeon at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine recently performed what is believed to be the first reported clipping of a ruptured brain aneurysm through a patient's nose.

 

UNC neurosurgeon Anand Germanwala, M.D., helped save the life of a Virginian mother who had two brain aneurysms, one of which ruptured. Instead of using the traditional surgical approach, which requires opening of the skull, Germanwala and his team went up through the patient's nose to access the base of the brain.

 

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