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Anyone know what is a traumatic basilar artery aneurysm?

As the name suggests: It is aneurysm of dilatation of the basilar artery (at the back side of brain) due arterial wall disruption as a result of injury. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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Basilar artery fenestration found (small) no aneurysm. F, age 53. Scared to death. Overweight, no other health problems. Is HRT ok?

Basilar artery fenestration found (small) no aneurysm. F, age 53. Scared to death. Overweight, no other health problems. Is HRT ok?

Basilar artery: "fenestrations" are found in normal people and by themselves is not harmful. As long as you are healthy you should stop the WORRY which is a lot more harmful to you as that uncommon but normal "variation" in your arterial brain circulation!!!!!
I can think of no reason why HRT would be contra-indicated due to that finding
Aneurysms are the only possible "complications" of this anatomic "variation" ...Read more

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What are the key symptoms of basilar artery migraine?

What are the key symptoms of basilar artery migraine?

Varied: In about 25% of patients, vertigo, slurred speech, and diplopia imply altered brainstem function. Commonly in adolescent women but also in others, total blindness and sensorial clouding accompanied by vertigo, slurred speech, tinnitus and distal/perioral paresthesias followed by a confusional state. The symptoms usually persist for 30 m followed by a throbbing occipital headache. ...Read more

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Symptoms of narrowed arteries in chest or chest aneurysm, what to do?

Symptoms of narrowed arteries in chest or chest aneurysm, what to do?

Need specifics: Symptoms of narrowed arteries in the heart is angina or chest pain. Aneurysm causes symptoms depending on the size. Medical or surgical treatment depending on the severity. Consult doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a carotid artery aneurysm?

What are the symptoms of a carotid artery aneurysm?

Few: Abnormal pulsation in the neck, prominent visible structure in the neck, otherwise these aneurysms produce no symptoms. Rarely tia's or stroke sx are noted. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of femoral artery aneurysm?

What are the most common symptoms of femoral artery aneurysm?

None: Usually none unless it leaks or bursts and then it's very painful, there is large possibly pulsating lump, and, in the worst case, your blood pressure drops with faintness. Prior to rupture, one may discover an unusually easy to feel pulsation in the crease in the groin which is painless. There's normally a strong pulse there so distinguishing it from an aneurysm may be hard without ultrasound. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a traumatic basilar artery aneurysm?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a traumatic basilar artery aneurysm?

IT is: A ballooning of the basilar artery which supplies blood flow to the brain as a result of trauma. ...Read more

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What is symptoms of splenic artery aneurysm leaking? I have a 1.9cm that has bit changed in 2 years

What is symptoms of splenic artery aneurysm leaking? I have a 1.9cm that has bit changed in 2 years

Artery leak: Artery bleeding is usually quite brisk but with slower bleeding within the spleen, weakness, fatigue and left upper abdominal discomfort may be noted. I assume you're being followed by a vascular surgeon for the aneurysm. ...Read more

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61yrs calisfied splenic artery aneurysm of about 22mm should this be fixed or just watched found by image for unrelated reason no symptoms?

61yrs calisfied splenic artery aneurysm of about 22mm should this be fixed or just watched found by image for unrelated reason no symptoms?

See your doctor: If you have no symptoms from it, you can follow it with serial scans every 506 months. Do not get pregnant and treat any hypertension.
See your local vascular surgeon and interventional radiologist to go over scans, history and risk factors. If it ruptures you have a 80-90% chance of dying. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Splenic artery aneurysm calisfied was 16m last yr now 19m report says no change no symptoms blood wk norm Dr says to check again next yr will it bust?

Less than 2 mm: The small size has a much lower risk of rupture. They usually grow about 0.2 mm/year. Since this is a growing more rapidly you need to be evaluated again and you may need surgery sometimes endovascular repair can be done depending on the size. If you wish you can get a second opinion from another vascular surgeon. Usually if it's less than 2 cm the growth id slow and the risk of rupture is lower ...Read more

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MRI brain find: presence of a persistent trigeminal artery and hypoplasia of the basilar artery? What is this I read its very rare & cause aneurysm?

MRI brain find: presence of a persistent trigeminal artery and hypoplasia of the basilar artery? What is this I read its very rare & cause aneurysm?

Dodged a bullet: Persistent Trigeminal art. Is associated with aneurysm in 14%, likely on a congenital basis. If one does not exist, it is unlikely to develop.
http://thejns. Org/doi/abs/10.3171/jns.1971.35.5.0601
Association does not prove causality, but we don't understand the embryology well enough to know the causes of aneurysms. ...Read more

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What isa top basilar artery stroke?

What isa top basilar artery stroke?

Basilar for brainstm: The top of the basilar artery is like a fork in the road. When a blood clot affects this area, small strokes can occur in the brainstem, causing numbness, weakness, trouble talking, eye symptoms, or impaired consciousness, and sometimes, more than one stroke occurs at the same time. ...Read more

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Can the basilar artery be stented if it is not occluded?

Can the basilar artery be stented if it is not occluded?

Basilar Artery Steno: Yes it can, but the risk of embolic (blood clot) stroke and benefit compared to risk make the procedure used rarely. Anti coagulation is used more often for intracranial vascular occlusive disease. ...Read more

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How are basilar artery migraines diagnosed by doctors?

How are basilar artery migraines diagnosed by doctors?

Outdated concept: There's no such thing as basilar "artery" migraines. The term basilar migraine dates back to a time when migraine pathophysiology was thought to involve arterial wall constriction followed by compensatory dilation. Basilar migraine was thought due to basilar artery spasm. This notion has been discredited; however, the term is firmly entrenched & we all use it & know what it means & doesn't mean. ...Read more

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How can a person have a clogged basilar artery when her carotids are clear?

How can a person have a clogged basilar artery when her carotids are clear?

Just is: The carotid arteries are anterior circulation vessels; you can think of them as supplying the front of the brain. The basilar artery is at the base of the brain and is created by the confluence of the two vertebral arteries, which are posterior circulation vessels. It is possible to have disease in only one of these vessels, or in all of them, or in any combination. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having basilar artery migraine?

Extensive: Manifestations include dizziness, vertigo, ataxia, visual disturbances such as double vision or tunnel vision, numbness and/or weakness in face/arms/legs, clumsy speech. This is often familial. A higher stroke risk exists with this type. Blood clotting abnormalities may be present predisposing to strokes. ...Read more

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How can I treat vertebro basilar artery insufficiency?

Meds, reduce risks: This is generally from narrowing/blockage of the arteries to the back of the brain. Symptoms of this can vary, but often include dizziness, difficulty using an arm, loss of sensation of face/arm/leg. It is treated with antiplatelet medications (eg. Aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) aggrenox), controlling cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, cessation of tobacco use, and in some cases placing a stent. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vertebro basilar artery insufficiency?

What is the definition or description of: vertebro basilar artery insufficiency?

VBI: Refers to a temporary set of symptoms due to decreased blood flow in the posterior circulation of the brain. The posterior circulation supplies blood to the medulla, cerebellum, pons, midbrain, thalamus, and occipital cortex (responsible for vision). ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about basilar artery migraines ps?

BAM: Basilar artery migraines are an uncommon type of severe headaches which are accompanied by neurological signs (like vertigo, dizziness) and typically start at the back of the head. You can find more info at http://www. Achenet. Org/resources/basilartype_migraine/. ...Read more

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What is a basilar artery migraine?

What is a basilar artery migraine?

Brainstem origin: More common in woman, is associated with an aura of < than one hour followed by a headache. The aura produces a field cut (loss of vision) leading to temporary blindness, followed by ataxia, vertigo, tinnitus, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, bilateral paresthesia, or a change in the level of consciousness. It affects all age groups and both sexes. The presentation can be confusing. ...Read more

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Can you die from basilar artery migraine?

Can you die from basilar artery migraine?

May be: If you get a serious stroke then you may, usually not. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get basilar artery migraine?

Not really: About 10 to 15% of the total population have migraine headaches. Basilar artery migraines are a specific type of migraine and are less common. ...Read more

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What can I eat to avoid basilar artery migraine?

Nothing: Unless you know of some food that triggers your migraine, which you can avoid, you can not eat any food to avoid migraine. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a basilar artery migraine.?

See your doctor: Please consider seeing your doctor and describing your symptoms without use of internet or medical book research. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Basilar artery migraine?

What is the definition or description of: Basilar artery migraine?

Complicated migraine: What we used to call basilar migraines are now usually called complicated migraines with neurologic symptoms accompanying the migraine such as numbness weakness or trouble speaking. ...Read more

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