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Brain Aneurysm Coil
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Tension Headache: Brain aneurysms almost never cause symptoms until they leak, or outright rupture. When this occurs, it commonly is "the worse headache" of a person's life. Chronic headaches are almost never from an aneurysm. With the advent of MRI angiography, it is much easier to screen for aneurysms. Consult with your local physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CT angiogram: A regular ct scan might detect a large aneurysm with calcium. A test that is designed specifically to look for aneurysms is the ct angiogram. With this test contrast goes into the vessels of the brain. If there is an aneurysm that is larger than 2 mm, it should be detected with this technique. ...Read more
Commonly seen on MRI: Cavernous angioma is a cluster of tiny but abnormal blood vessels that can be seen in the brain or spinal cord. Many people never experience symptoms from a cavernous angioma and may never even know they have one. They do have a tendency to bleed and depending on the location and size, they can cause seizures or other neurologic symptoms. ...Read more
Depends: Coiling is less invasive and associated with a much more rapid recovery than clipping. There is also evidence from prospective randomized trials that short term outcomes are better in coiling small ruptured aneurysms in certain pts. Clipping is more definitive with better long term aneurysm occlusion than coiling, however. This is particularly important in pts younger than 40 years old. ...Read more
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
MRI and MRA brain: Yes, an MRI can visualize blood vessels but not well; an MRA (MR angiogram) is the optimal MR test. It uses gadolinium which is not a radio-iodine and is not kidney toxic. Gadolinium can be eliminated slowly however, if a person has kidney impairment, and then the gadolinium can enter dermal tissues. Radiologists are aware. ...Read more
Unruptured brain aneurysm coiled 2013 under stress at home with mentally unbalanced husband who sees beings! Will stress affect my coils? Thank you.
Only is it causes a: rise in your blood pressure.Good idea to check coils every 5 years with an MRA. I have coils,too.Way to dodge a bullitt.anyone else in the family with brain aneurysms ?Discus with Neurosurgeon or Interventional Radiologist about screening first degree relatives.Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain aneurysm coiled May 2013 Sept scan showed occlusion. When can I stop worrying? I am afraid I will bang my head or coughing will loosen the coils
You are lucky: for under going successful treatment , those untreated ones will have disastrous out comes . Once vessel is occluded ( thrombosed ) will not allow the coil displaced , don't worry , but you need close follow up by your doctor .Good Luck ...Read more
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I had successful brain aneurysm coiling 1 year ago. Is it safe for me to fly long distance? Can the pressure be a risk?
Had unruptured brain aneurysm coiled 6 months ago.Had visual swirls/zig zags which settled now happening again. Told its focal migraine after surgery?
Brain aneurysm coiled 3 months ago. Blood pressure lot lower since.Diagnosed as postural hypo tension.Worried.Thanks.
Symptoms?: If you have no symptoms or mild dizziness when standing, put it out of your mind. If it's very troublesome, try eating more salt and drinking 4-6 liters of fluid daily. You don't list your meds, but if you're on any, have your doctor review them carefully to be sure you're not inadvertently taking something that's aggravating the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe for me to have an EEG two weeks after coiling of brain aneurysm coiling of brain aneurysm ?Also an MRI thanks
I just had a brain aneurysm coiled. My BP has been as low as 88/46 and pulse 100 with daily headaches and dizziness. What should I do?
What would cause tingling and numbness from the knees to the feet on both sides. Can it be related to recent brain aneurysm coiling?
Brain aneurysm coiled year ago. 3 MRA scans show occlusion.Worried walking my dog,incase a football should hit me on the head would it cause problem?
I had a brain aneurysm coiled april 30 this year. Since then my blood pressure is lower 88/46 at rest, is that anything of concern. Headaches as well?
Maybe: Are you on any medications to lower the blood pressure? This would be a very common treatment of brain aneurysm regardless of whether or not it has been coiled or clipped. You should talk to your doctor to see if the medication(s) need to be adjusted. Also, you need to stop smoking completely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had brain aneurysm coiled 3 months ago.Have tumor on pituitary gland and postural hypertension! what are my chances of a long life? Thanks.
Had a brain aneurysm coiled in may. November mra shows all ok. Will MRI or mra be best to check for an aneurysm in my neck? I am having funny turns.
Depends: It depends on the original anatomy of the aneurysm and the grade of occlusion (sealing) of the original treatment which often dictates the type (invasive vs. Noninvasive) and frequency of future surveillance imaging. Please see the brain aneurysm center for women for more information. www.chicagoaneurysm.com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brain aneurysm coiled a year ago. I take Solgfar V formula multi vitamins and read online that B vitamins thin artery walls. I am concerned. Thanks?
I had my brain aneurysm coiled 3 months ago. Worried about having a synacthen test incase the steroid injection causes a vessel to burst in my brain?
I keep hearing the blood whooshing in just my right ear and its getting worse its in time with my heart. I had brain aneurysm coiling 4 months ago?
See your doctor ....: Right away. You may also need to see the doctor who did the aneurysm coiling. This sound may relate to the procedure, or be caused by something else, but you need to know what is causing it and what, if anything to do about it. Something to consider is carotid bulb dehiscence and or a high jugular bulb. Make sure your old ct and MRI scans of the head are reviewed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A year ago last may my brain aneurysm was coiled. I get pains the last 8 weeks where my coils are situated. Is this normal? MRA shows occlusion
Probably not the coi: If the coils were to cause a headache, they'd have done it right away. And any headache from the procedure would be generalized, or at least cover a fairly large area, and not in a specific place. Your headache is much more likely to be due to something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are common after effects for a brain aneurysm operation using the coil embolization procedure?
Rare side effects: You can have problems in three different areas after an embolization procedure: 1. The groin site where you gained access. 2. The arteries all the way up to the head. 3. The brain in the form of a stroke or a bleed. That being said, the rate of complication from a coiling of an aneurysm is extremely low in experienced hands. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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