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Basilar Artery Aneurysm Symptoms
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
Basilar artery fenestration found (small) no aneurysm. F, age 53. Scared to death. Overweight, no other health problems. Is HRT ok?
"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
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
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
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
What is symptoms of splenic artery aneurysm leaking? I have a 1.9cm that has bit changed in 2 years
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
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
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.
Association does not prove causality, but we don't understand the embryology well enough to know the causes of aneurysms. ...Read more
Just diagnosed 6mm basilar artery aneurysm, mra done lastnight top of neck is swollen severe headache one of the worst entire head pounding what shoul
What are the symptoms of having an aneurysm in your carotid artery? My left side of neck is sore and blood vessels are straining also have heart palps
An expansile / pulsitile mass with a thrill.
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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
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
Yes: It can happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
No: Once occluded, stenting can't be done.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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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