UW Medicine brain surgeon Laligam Sekhar, an aneurysm specialist, discusses the condition of Chicago Whitesox pitcher Danny Farquhar.
CT scan of a patient's brain aneurysm.
Baseball player Danny Farquhar is recovering after surgery for a ruptured brain aneurysm, which he sustained during a game April 20. An aneurysm is a weak, bubble-like area on a blood vessel.
"The major burst is always dangerous, and even with the best treatment today, (only) about two-thirds of patients will survive," said UW Medicine neurosurgeon Laligam Sekhar. He works at Harborview Medical Center, Washington state's busiest treatment center for brain aneurysms.