@Examan welcome to our group! Having a cerebral aneurysm can be a bit frightening. I imagine more so if the Neurosurgeons do t want to operate. Whilst I haven’t seen many members from South Africa, I imagine we do have them and I hope you can receive a reply. Perhaps if you explain why they aren’t wanting to perform surgery, more members can share what their surgeons have done. If you know the location of your aneurysm, which artery, it can help. In your story, you share that you have a wide neck aneurysm at the base of your skull in your neck and I’m not quite catching where it may be. My guess is in the Circle of Willis. Perhaps the basilar artery or one of the carotid arteries. Here’s a diagram of the Circle of Willis showing the arteries Circle of Willis: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia Image
You also mention that your surgeon didn’t want to perform a coiling procedure during the angiogram. From my experience, my surgeon has only done coiling with the initial angiogram because I ruptured. All the other angiograms was to check on the stability of the aneurysm, try another repair and then another angiogram for follow up in most cases. There are other methods of stabilizing an aneurysm, has your surgeon made any suggestions? Coiling in my understanding, is just the least invasive, stents can also be utilized as well as ballons n some cases, Many of our members have had craniotomies.
Here’s a study on wide neck aneurysms Endovascular Treatment of Wide Neck Aneurysms
I hope some of this helps. I’ve never been to South Africa, so I cannot recommend a surgeon. With the pandemic, Neuro ICU (NSICU) beds are very hard to come by for those of us with aneurysms that need to be repaired. At the teaching hospital where my Neurosurgeon is, they are limited to the number of beds for all brain issues. She and her colleagues have to communicate their patients needs and decide who is going to get the one of three beds available I think is what she said last November. From my understanding, this is happening world wide.
Wishing you all the best, we are here to support you,