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What is the difference between a brain aneurysm and avm?

What is the difference between a brain aneurysm and avm?

Multiple differences: Brain aneurysms occur at the junction of vessels at the base of the brain and are like a balloon or sac. These are under high pressure and can rupture leading to high mortality and morbidity. Brain avms occur with about 1/10th the frequency.These are a tangle of arteries and veins, where the blood from the arteries goes straight into the veins. These can also bleed and lead to serious problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

A medical condition in which there is an outpouching of the wall of the blood vessel that supplies the brain. The most serious consequence of this outpouching is that the wall is weakened and can rupture, leading to massive ...Read more


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What is the difference between a brain aneurysm and an avm?

What is the difference between a brain aneurysm and an avm?

Good question: Aneurysms are weakend areas of blood vessels that can rupture causing hemorrhage and even death. Avm's are twisting of blood vessels in the brain when arteries communicate directly with veins of the brain with intervening brain tissue. They cause increase blood flow through the weak walled veins causing them to become engorged and large. Avm's can also have aneurysms form on them. ...Read more

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Brain aneurysm during pregnancy? How rare is it even though i was born premature at 51/2months and had blood transfusions? Im terrified I have avm

Brain aneurysm during pregnancy? How rare is it even though i was born premature at 51/2months and had blood transfusions? Im terrified I have avm

AVM: Aneurisms and avm are diffent things. There are several types of avm none are related to tranfusion. Certain types of avm can bleed during labor due to the elevated blood pressure and straining. Women with avm generally have options (treat the avm) also c-section delivery eliminates most of the bleeding risks associated with vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Could tomography clearly determine if there is a brain malformation , be it aneurysm or avm?

Could tomography clearly determine if there is a brain malformation , be it aneurysm or avm?

Unlikely: A ct scan shows bleeding or skull fractures instead of soft tissue problems like avm's or brain aneurysms unless they have calcium inside of their walls which is very rare. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and have had a couple concussions, could I have a brain aneurysm?

I'm 16 and have had a couple concussions, could I have a brain aneurysm?

Response: Concussions do NOT cause brain aneurysms, and unless you have family hx of vascular malformations, signs of polycystic kidney disease, or abnormalities of your cranial nerves, would suggest not to be concerned regarding aneurysm, ...Read more

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Haven't exercised properly in 6 months, I'm terrified that if I work out I'll get a brain aneurysm or some sort of clot and die. But I need to get fit?

Haven't exercised properly in 6 months, I'm terrified that if I work out I'll get a brain aneurysm or some sort of clot and die. But I need to get fit?

Crikey, Juan!: Exercising doesn't cause brain aneurysms. NOT exercising also doesn't cause brain aneurysms. Sedentary people are MORE likely to get "clots" than active people. A healthy 18-y/o has nothing to fear from exercise. It sounds like your real problem is severe anxiety & catastrophic think ...Read more

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I had a brain aneurysm clipped last year and i'm still having headaches. Shouldn't they be gone?

I had a brain aneurysm clipped last year and i'm still having headaches. Shouldn't they be gone?

Have it evaluated: It is certainly possible that some of the headaches may be related to surgical healing. However, there are well known long term sequelae from brain aneurysms-particularly if there was a rupture. Delayed hydrocephalus is one of those where the fluid in the ventricles does not absorb as well. This can easily be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a brain aneurysm 8ml, i'm terrified. I am afraid of surgery and afraid it may also burst anytime. I don't have bloodpressure, don't smoke?

I have a brain aneurysm 8ml, i'm terrified. I am afraid of surgery and afraid it may also burst anytime. I don't have bloodpressure, don't smoke?

Aneurysm: Certainly, an aneurysm can be terrifying. An 8mm aneurysm is large and should be treated at your age. It may be able to be treated endoscopically by placing little coils into it through a catheter threaded up through your groin. The other alternative is surgery which is what i do. It depends on the position of the aneurysm.. Discuss this with an endovascular neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What is brain aneurysm?

What is brain aneurysm?

Abnorml blood vessel: A brain aneurysm is an abnormal ballooning out of a blood vessel in the brain. The concern is that the aneurysm is weaker than normal blood vessels, and that it is of risk of bursting, something which could cause a stroke or even death. ...Read more

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What's a brain aneurysm?

What's a brain aneurysm?

Berry aneurysm: The most common and classic brain aneurysm is the berry or saccular aneurysm. These appear as a ballooning at the branchpoints of cerebral vessels typically at the base of the brain in the circle of willis. These are usually asymptomatic until there is a devastating hemorrhage from them. The treatment is to obliterate the aneurysm with surgery or endovascular (coiling techniques). ...Read more

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What causes a brain aneurysm?

What causes a brain aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: read this: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_aneurysm/detail_cerebral_aneurysms.htm

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Chances of surviving a brain aneurysm?

Chances of surviving a brain aneurysm?

No: Prognosis is bad if untreated, undetected. 25 % will die immediatly , 25 % later in hospital stay, 25 % will have severe neurological problems. Early detection early intervention had good prognosis add to w**f I am glad you survived , early intervention is the answer good luck. ...Read more

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Brain aneurysm -- what are the sypmtoms?

Brain aneurysm -- what are the sypmtoms?

Worst headache: The classic symptom is having "the worst headache of my life." sometimes there may be other symptoms like visual changes or pain in the head or dizziness. ...Read more

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What are the sypmtoms of a brain aneurysm?

What are the sypmtoms of a brain aneurysm?

Most asymptomatic: Rupture with bleeding is most common symptom with severe headache. Other side- effects, include possible milder headaches, and/or less commonly symptoms of mass effect from some larger and giant aneurysms. Mass effect symptoms can include double vision or even weakness on one side if the body in extreme cases. Lastly, and even less commonly, some partially clotted aneurysms can cause stroke. ...Read more

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Could you describe a brain aneurysm to me?

Vessel swelling: Aneurysms are swellings of arteries which cannot withstand the internal pressure. A brain aneurysm is such a thing in an artery of the brain. Some are inherited. The risk is that the swelling gets too big and pushes things around or breaks through the wall pouring blood under pressure into the brain and causing damage or death depending upon which vessel has the aneurysm. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs for a brain aneurysm?

What are the warning signs for a brain aneurysm?

NO SYMPTOMS/PAIN/HEA: An unruptured aneurysm may have no symptoms, if it is large it may press on the brain and cause pain behind the eyeas, double vision, weakness on one side of face, drooping eye lid and dilated pupil leakin aneurysm may cause sudden severe headache.And ruptured aneurysm causes extremely severe headache, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck, seizures, confusion, stiff neck, ptosis, and loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more


Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Arteriovenous Malformation (Definition)

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