Signs of Brain Aneurysm

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American Stroke Association

Dr. Badih Adada is an accomplished neurosurgeon who has performed more than 4,000 procedures throughout his 14-year career. Treating patients in Florida, Dr. Badih Adada has performed various neurosurgical procedures to help treat conditions such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and brain aneurysms.

According to the American Stroke Association, between 1.5 and 5 percent of people will be found to have a brain aneurysm at some point in their lives. Due to the serious nature of this condition, it’s important to recognize the symptoms in the event you or a loved one is in the precarious position of having to deal with an aneurysm.

According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, an aneurysm that has not ruptured can be hard to diagnose, because it produces little to no symptoms. If the aneurysm is large enough, however, certain indicators may present themselves. The following symptoms could be indicative of an aneurysm.

-Headache in only one spot.
-Pain above or behind the eye.
-Unusual pupil dilation.
-Blurry or double vision.
-Weakness and/or numbness.
-Slurring of speech.

Additionally, if the aneurysm has ruptured, blood can spill into the areas around the brain, also causing a severe headache.

Seek the immediate attention of a qualified medical professional if these symptoms present themselves. A physician can accurately diagnose whether an aneurysm is present and work through the next steps that need to be taken.


Complex Brain Tumors: Definition, Treatment, and Technologies

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American Brain Tumor Association

Accomplished neurosurgeon Dr. Badih Adada has performed more than 4,000 neurosurgeries since becoming a surgeon 14 years ago. Currently working in Florida, Dr. Badih Adada has performed neurosurgical procedures that help treat conditions such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and brain aneurysms. He has special training in the treatment of complex brain tumors.

Complex brain tumors are tumors that are challenging to treat surgically. Their complexity may be due to their location within the brain or the effects they have on an individual’s cognitive functions. Statistics from the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) indicate that upwards of 78,000 Americans will be diagnosed with either malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous) primary brain tumors this year. ‘Primary’ refers to tumors that form in the brain and stay in the brain. Both malignant and benign tumors can be classified as ‘complex.’

People with complex brain tumors have several options for treatment. They can undergo surgery to have the tumor removed, or they can opt for different forms of radiation therapy. The latter is often done in conjunction with surgery for tumors that can’t be eradicated with surgery alone. New technologies such as brain-mapping and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) have been instrumental in allowing neurosurgeons to identify and precisely locate brain tumors and to formulate a plan of action for removing them.