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Stroke Surgical Treatment
Surgical treatment for hemorrhagic strokes is sometimes done by neurosurgeons, depending on the stroke severity and the patient's condition. Surgical techniques may be used to stop the hemorrhage (bleeding) in the brain (for example, aneurysm clipping or coil embolization) and to remove blood that is causing increased pressure on brain tissue (decompressive craniotomy). In addition, some arteriovenous malformations (congenitally acquired tangled artery and vein connections that tend to bleed) may be treated with similar surgical techniques.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/17/2015
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