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A 34-year-old member asked:

aneurysm and narrowing off the arteries? what does this mean?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Different: Narrowing of the arteries pretty much describes what is going on. The arteries are getting smaller and blood flow is reduced. An aneurysm is a dilation of a blood vessel which puts is at risk of rupture. It needs to be followed routinely.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Combination: Aneurysm is an enlarged blood vessel. Frequently there are intraluminal thrombus that fills the lumen to about the normal vessel size. Narrowing of the associated vessels( iliac for example below aorta) may have atherosclerotic plaque and narrowing as a part of the total disease process.

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What is the treatment for paraophtalmic artery aneurysm and are there any precautions prior to treatment?

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Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 52 years experience
Talk to your Doctor: This is an aneurysm of an artery by the eyes and heading towards the pituitary. The treatment can be open via opening the skull or fixing it with an internal stent. There are many potential problems which you should discuss with your doctor. It would not be prudent for me to have this type of discussion in this forum.
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A 45-year-old female asked:

How difficult are opthalmic artery aneurysms to fix can they be coiled or do they have to be clipped. How big do they allow them to get?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Difficult: See a good ophthalmologist. These arteries are small and difficult to treat.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How can I treat a radialis artery aneurysm?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: Based on size and symptoms, treatment is either observation or intervention, which can be ligation or resection. Discuss your options with your doctor or a vascular surgeon.

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