Three years ago, Cornelius Brown, 58, was recovering from a major brain surgery in which the muscle in her jaw was cut and a portion of her skull was removed, so a surgeon could go in and prevent an aneurysm in her brain from rupturing.
On Monday, Brown underwent a different procedure to prevent a second aneurysm from causing harm. But instead of an incision across her head, she has a tiny incision on her groin.
Brown was the first patient in the country to receive a new FDA-approved alternative surgical procedure.
Brown first discovered she had aneurysms when she started getting headaches in 2009.
Her primary care physician recommended she go see Dr. Adam Arthur at Semmes-Murphey where a scan of her brain revealed she had an aneurysm about the size of a pen hole on each side of her brain.… [Continue Reading]