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A 21-year-old female asked:

how common r brain anuersuyms in a 21 year old would they have seen it on my mra dec2012 can they see i small ones? mri done yesterday 4-19-13 normal

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Dr. Neal Handly
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Rare but: Risk is low but we only know those people who have something wrong/bad. Normally would have study done otherwise. Mra would find the "bad ones", MRI not so helpful. There are diseases such as polycystic kidney disease which can have associated "berry aneurysms. Headaches/migraines - why did you get mri/mra? Did you have an lp?

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