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

Thursday, June 25, 2009 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine's Department of Surgery has performed its first clipping of a ruptured brain aneurysm through a patient's nose. It is the first ever reported case of the procedure.



UNC Neurosurgeon Anand Germanwala has helped to save a Virginian mother who had two brain aneurysms-one of which ruptured. Instead of the traditional opening of the skull, Germanwala and his team went up through the patient's nose to access the base of the brain. Read more at UNC Health Care's blog.

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