Kati's story

Unruptured brain aneurysms

Kati's story

It was November 2020 when Kati first noticed the symptoms – slightly blurred vision and weakness on the right side, starting in her arm and then her face. Before the next morning, she ended up in an emergency room at Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital and then at Good Samaritan Hospital for surgery to treat a brain aneurysm.

Dr. Jonathan Hodes, a neurosurgeon at Mayfield Brain & Spine, performed the surgery and treated multiple aneurysms. He says Kati's aneurysm had probably grown larger, making the chances of a rupture that much more likely. Now, he says, Kati has "a great outlook."

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Hope Story Disclaimer -"Kati's Story" is about one patient's health-care experience. Please bear in mind that because every patient is unique, individual patients may respond to treatment in different ways. Results are influenced by many factors and may vary from patient to patient.

Above: Kati's pre-operative imaging, showing one larger aneurysm and three small aneurysms.

Above: Kati's imaging following coiling treatment for the larger aneurysm and smaller aneurysms treated with a flow diverter.

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