Vascular Abnormalities

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
Why Yale Medicine?
  • We use advanced imaging protocols to determine if an unruptured aneurysm needs treatment.
  • We create individualized treatment plans for each patient.
  • We offer both multiple cutting-edge options for surgery.

About 20 percent of the body’s blood volume is pumped through the network of vessels in the brain. Any kink in this system—a malformed, entangled, or ruptured vessel—can lead to serious disabilities and life-threatening conditions.

Yale Medicine's neurosurgeons have extensive experience identifying and treating vascular abnormalities.

“Vascular abnormalities are often associated with a lot of fear—and rightfully so, because they can potentially be a serious problem,” says Yale Medicine's Charles Matouk, MD, assistant professor of neurosurgery and radiology & biomedical imaging at Yale School of Medicine. “But the vast majority of aneurysms can be detected when they are very small and don't pose a substantial risk to the patient.”