It is believed 21-year-old William Cox, above, died from a ruptured aneurysm
, the same condition which killed Scotland footballer Davie Cooper.
The medical condition, known as a ruptured aneurysm
, proves fatal in up to 50 per cent of patients.
Mortality is 40%-50% when patients with a ruptured aneurysm
are treated with open surgery, Dr.
But, patients with type 2 diabetes were more likely to survive a ruptured aneurysm
than patients without diabetes, which may be because patients with diabetes have more intense lipid or hypertension management, or more regular visits to the doctor.
Further tests to visualize the brain arteries (CT angiogram or magnetic resonance angiogram) can reveal the ruptured aneurysm
Following successful surgical repair of a ruptured aneurysm
, the prognosis is excellent with 10-year survival rates of 90%-95% (45, 46).
The barrow ruptured aneurysm
trial: 3-year results.
The patient's previous medical history revealed that it was not the first attack, as she had been treated before for rupture of the aneurysm at division of the basilar artery (BA) followed by SAH and intracerebral hematoma in the region of the right thalamus, when embolization of the ruptured aneurysm
had been performed.