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How are unruptured inracranial aneurysms diagnosed

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Ultrasound: An abdominal ultrasound will show if there is an abnomality of you aorta. It takes just a few minutes to perform and is very accurate.
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: The work up would include first an abdominal ultrasound to evaluate the size and then a ct scan. The next step depends on the size of the aneurysm. ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
X-ray: Well sometimes it can be palpated if it is in the abdomen. Or in some cases and abnormal pulsation can even be visualized. Xrays, especially a ct scan... Read More
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
Aortic aneurysm: Imaging techniques include ct, mri, and ultrasound.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
CT scan : Several, options regular chest x-ray- rarely ct very effective mri can do. If multiple the repair is more difficult.
Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
CT scan: Either a ct scan or a trans-esophageal echocardiogram would give you the information you are looking for.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 24 years experience
Thunderclap headache: Very abrupt onset within a few seconds of a very very severe headache (so called "thunderclap headache") is the most suggestive sign since this is how... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Usually, but: Typically, can pick up multiple sizable lesions, but may miss small vascular anomalies or small inflammatory lesions. Usually most significant issues... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 40 years experience
Vascular laboratory: Most AAA are hard to detect by physical exam unless the patient is fairly thin. Ultrasound is the most common imaging study to screen for aaa. You c... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
911: Lots of things can abdominal and chest pain. In my experience rule out life threatening issues such as heart and lung problems first. Call 911 and go ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 18 years experience
Not typically: Abdominal aortic aneurysms, when large enough, can sometimes be felt by pressing on the abdomen. This feels like a very prominent pulse in the abdomen... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
Vascular Surgery 31 years experience
Too complicated: No one is going to be able to sort out your problems without knowing your complete history - discuss with your regular doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Cerebral aneurysm: The only symptom is usually headache unless the size of the unruptured aneurysm causes pressure phenomena against adjacent structures. Most of these a... Read More

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