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ANEURYSM

– outpouching of a vessel

Types of Cerebral Aneurysm:

  • SACULAR (BERRY)
  • FUSIFORM
  • MYCOTIC

CAUSES OF ANERYSM INCLUDES:

Congenital, Atherosclerosis, Trauma

  • PERSON CAN BE ASYMPTOMATIC, UNI ANEURYSM, RUPTURES.
  • HEMORRHAGIC STROKE.-  Aneurysm does not rupture, but bleeds.

ASSESSMENT FOR PATIENTS:

  • HEADACHES *(SEVERE SUDDEN HEADACHES)
  • VOMITING
  • PTOSIS
  • DIPLOPIA
  • DECREASED LOC

INTERVENTIONS:

  • SEIZURE PRECAUTIONS
  • ASSESS LOC AND NEUROLOGICAL STATUS
  • CORTICOSTEROIDS (DEXAMETHASONE) reduce inflammation
  • ANTICONVULSANTS (reduce risk of seizures)
  • STOOL SOFTENER (reduce straining)

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