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Aneurysm treatment. Angiogram (X-ray) overlaid on a computer model of the treatment of a 39 year old patient with an aneurysm of the posterior communicating artery. A platinum coil (white, centre) has been inserted to block the flow of blood from the artery. This is a minimally invasive procedure. Aneurysms are localised, blood-filled balloon-like bulges in the wall of a blood vessel. They form when the wall is weakened by disease or another cause. If they burst there is the danger of death or other complications due to severe hemorrhaging (bleeding).
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