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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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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


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Vascular headache ---worry about aneurysm?

Vascular headache ---worry about aneurysm?

May be: All headaches are not due to aneurysms , if your doctor suspects it is, he will order tests including mra to rule out. ...Read more

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Does a ruptured brain anurysm always cause dialated pupils?

Does a ruptured brain anurysm always cause dialated pupils?

Not really: It depends on the location of the aneurysm. If the aneurysm is in posterior communicating artery then it leads to compression of the third cranial nerve. What does it mean that the person may have a dilated pupil with some double vision 2/2 eye muscle imbalance and droopy eye lid. ...Read more

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What ca cause an unruptured brain aneurysm?

What ca cause an unruptured brain aneurysm?

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

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How cab painful are unruptured brain aneurysm headaches be?

Not painful: There is one type of aneurysm that is painful which is a posterior communicating aneurysm which can cause a painful eye otherwise most are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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How unusual is a brain aneurysm rupture?

Rare: The annual rate of rupture is approximately 8 – 10 per 100, 000 people or about 30, 000 people in the United States suffer a brain aneurysm rupture. Source: http://www.Bafound.Org/statistics_and_facts. ...Read more

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What is Juxtarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

What is Juxtarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

Involve renal artery: A juxtarenal AAA is an aneurysm that involves or is associated with the renal arteries which are vital as they supply the kidneys with blood. The repair of this type of aneurysm is very challenging and so be sure and see a board certified Vascular Surgeon with a great deal of experience for consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is a descending aortic aneurysm more dangerous than an ascending aortic aneurysm?

Is a descending aortic aneurysm more dangerous than an ascending aortic aneurysm?

Depends: Aneurysms are dangerous because many people don't know they have them until they rupture. Screening is important for people over 65 with family history of aneurysm, smoking or htn. Ascending aneurysms and para visceral (upper abdomen) aneurysms are probably the most challenging to repair. ...Read more

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How does an ascending aortic aneurysn differ from a descending aortic aneurysm?

How does an ascending aortic aneurysn differ from a descending aortic aneurysm?

Couple of things: Ascending aortic aneurysms occur anywhere from just after the heart to just after the takeoff of the blood brain vessels. In descending aneurysm, the site is any of the remaining aorta. This becomes complicated because one type can also turn into the other. Generally speaking, ascending aneurysms are usually operated on, and descending are usually medically managed. Complicated topic. ...Read more

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Can coughing rupture a brain aneurysm?

Can coughing rupture a brain aneurysm?

May be: your question is of the form: Can A cause B? A question of this form is almost always answered may be, because in order to answer yes or no, one has to be certain of cause and effect, which is rare in medicine. The real question is: How likely is the Aneurysm to rupture? This has been studied, and you should be able to find information on the web. ...Read more

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What is a dissecting aortic aneurysm?

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What is a dissecting aortic aneurysm?

Serious condition: An aortic dissection is when a tear develops in the inner layer of the aorta [which is a large blood vessel that branches from the heart] and blood enters between the inner and middle layers, causing them to separate. If the wall ruptures, then it is often fatal. If detected and treated early on, your chances of survival improves. With appropriate treatment your risk of death is 10%. ...Read more

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Is brain aneurysm surgery safe?

Is brain aneurysm surgery safe?

Depends: In the correct hands, brain aneurysm surgery is less risky than it used to be 20 years ago. Unfortunately, all brain aneurysm surgeries (clipping or coiling) carry a risk for stroke and hence cannot be classified as "safe" surgeries. They are moderate to high risks surgeries depending on the size of the aneurysm and the health of the patient. Ask your doctor for details. ...Read more

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Is aortic aneurysm inherited?

Is aortic aneurysm inherited?

Depends: An aortic aneurysm can be the result of inherited conditions like marfan's syndrome. Conversley, aortic aneurysms may appear 'de novo' in those without a family history and only clinical risk factors such as atherosclerosis and hypertension. Since the relationship between genetics and environment is complex, if there is a family history one should always be extra vigilant and monitor. ...Read more

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What does a tortuous abdominal aortic aneurysm mean?

With twists/bends: The term "tortuous" simply means: full of twists, turns and bends. In medicine we use this to describe the pathway of veins or arteries. When either veins or arteries "grow" to become varicose veins or aneurysms, not only do they grow in diameter, but also in length. As they grow longer, they start bending and twisting to accommodate and "fit" into the same body. ...Read more

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Is aortic aneurysm same as aortic dissection?

Is aortic aneurysm same as aortic dissection?

No: An aortic dissection is a tear in the lining of the aorta, causing blood to leak into the aortic wall, causing pain and possibly hemodynamic issues. An aneurysm is an enlargement of the vessel to more than 2 times its normal size. Dissections may occur in aneurysms, and may become aneurysmal, but can occur independent of each other. ...Read more

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What is an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm?

What is an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Lower part: Infra renal aneurysm means it is involving the lower part of the abdominal aorta after it gives rise to the blood vessels supplying the kidneys. Infra renal aneurysms can be generally treated with a stent graft which is implanted going through the artery in the groin. It is thus possible that a major surgery involving opening the abdomen can be avoided. ...Read more

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What is an infrarenal aortic aneurysm?

What is an infrarenal aortic aneurysm?

Below the kidneys: An infrarenal aortic aneurysm is a dilation of the aorta below the renal (kidney) arteries. This section of the aorta is located in the abdomen. ...Read more

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