CAYMAN ISLANDS (May 3, 2023) –Health City Cayman Islands, a world-class medical facility, is heralding successful results achieved with the deployment of the latest technology for treating brain aneurysms in the Caribbean region.
The flow-diverter stenting procedure, unavailable elsewhere in the English-speaking Caribbean, has resulted in safer and more favorable outcomes for the treatment of brain aneurysms.
Dr. Romnesh de Souza, a consultant and interventional neurologist at Health City, describes an aneurysm as an abnormal swelling in the wall of an artery. He explained that clinical presentation of an aneurysm varies and patients with ruptured aneurysms present with a very severe headache and the likelihood of death is extremely high. Those with unruptured aneurysms may be symptomatic depending on the aneurysm location or asymptomatic when discovered during imaging tests for other conditions.
Proven Success at Health City Cayman Islands
The flow-diversion stenting procedure is a minimally invasive intervention performed under anesthesia to treat a variety of unruptured aneurysms and prevent Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH). Dr. de Souza shared that Health City has successfully managed 15 cases of brain aneurysms using this innovative treatment since 2018.
How It Works
A small tube is inserted in the leg, through which a catheter is deployed into the vessel where the aneurysm is located. The flow-diverter stent is then placed in the vessel to cover the neck of the aneurysm. Over time the aneurysm shrinks as blood flow is diverted from the aneurysm to the normal vessel. In most cases, the patient is discharged the day following the procedure.
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