A 50-year-old male asked:
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hi dr i was told by my dr that i have a brain fusiform aneurysm.1 side is 1cm other side of wall is thinner and said i need a stent surgery.is itsafe?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Rupture risk: Brian or rupture is what you face without therapy. Intervention with a neuro intervention specialist is recommended. This carries some risk, but less risk than rupture without therapy or open brain surgery. Take a friend with you to appointment.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Ballon or stent assistance can be very helpful in aneurysm treating as it can prevent coil herniation and stroke. You will need to be on anti platelet drugs like Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) for a period of time after stent placement. Check with your doctor for the details of this.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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