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Please explain who is the best surgeon to treat basilar tip aneurysm?

Please explain who is the best surgeon to treat basilar tip aneurysm?

It's relative: Many of these aneurysms are best treated by endovascular methods these days ... But not all. I would suggest you seek treatment in a neurosurgical department where there is expertise in both surgical and endovascular methods. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more


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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

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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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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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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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A year ago 11x0.9 CM aneurysm, now results say 10x13x7 mm did it shrink? I'm really confused...

A year ago 11x0.9 CM aneurysm, now results say 10x13x7 mm did it shrink? I'm really confused...

I am too.: Are you sure of the units you are using? Don't know any physician that would allow someone out of their sight, let alone office with an aneurysm with even one dimension being 11centimeters. Please check you units and dimensions and re-post. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 31 and I just found out that I have an aneurysm on my aorta. What to do if I'm very scared. does anyone have any info that they can share with me?

What to do if I'm 31 and I just found out that I have an aneurysm on my aorta. What to do if I'm very scared. does anyone have any info that they can share with me?

Depends: What part of your aorta? What size? Do you have Marfan's, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, annulo-aortic ectasia, or family hx of aortic aneurysm or sudden or unexpected death? ...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