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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

A medical condition in which there is an outpouching of the wall of the blood vessel that supplies the brain. The most serious consequence of this outpouching is that the wall is weakened and can rupture, leading to massive ...Read more


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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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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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Tension headache or brain aneurysm?

Tension headache or brain aneurysm?

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 more

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What is brain aneurysm?

What is brain aneurysm?

Abnorml blood vessel: A brain aneurysm is an abnormal ballooning out of a blood vessel in the brain. The concern is that the aneurysm is weaker than normal blood vessels, and that it is of risk of bursting, something which could cause a stroke or even death. ...Read more

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Can CT scans detect brain aneurysms?

Can CT scans detect brain aneurysms?

Depends: Size and exact location. Some may require angio to demonstrate. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan detect brain aneurysms?

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

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Risks after aneursym clippin in brain?

Check out these: Links. I wish u the best and a full recovery. God bless u! http://www.bafound.org/rehabilitation-2. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=8708. ...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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Brain MRI cavernous angioma ?

Brain MRI cavernous angioma ?

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

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Coiling or clipping, which is better for brain aneurysm?

Coiling or clipping, which is better for brain aneurysm?

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

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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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Are ruptured brain anuerysms pretty similar to strokes?

Are ruptured brain anuerysms pretty similar to strokes?

Yes: Aneurysm rupture causes bleeding in the brain which is a subtype of hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. There is another type of stroke which is called ischemic. It happens when blood supply to the brain gets cut off. ...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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Can brain aneurysm be genetic?

Occasionally: Most aneurysms are sporadic and not familial. If two or more first degree relatives in a family carry aneurysms, it is considered genetic and aneurysms are present approximately 10% of the time in those families. ...Read more

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Can concussions cause a brain aneurysm??

Can concussions cause a brain aneurysm??

NO POSSIBILITY: Concussions NEVER cause brain aneurysms. Where did this idea originate? ...Read more

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Can an untreated brain tumor cause a brain aneurysm?

Not usually: Strokes and brain issues can come with either but they are not very common together. ...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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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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Can MRI of brain see aneurysm or blood vessel problems(vasculitis)?

Can MRI of brain see aneurysm or blood vessel problems(vasculitis)?

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

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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 more

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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

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?

You should be ok: Now to fly and the pressure and flow should be about normal now. The risk of flying would have been the surgery itself, but you are well healed now. ...Read more

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Had unruptured brain aneurysm coiled 6 months ago.Had visual swirls/zig zags which settled now happening again. Told its focal migraine after surgery?

Had unruptured brain aneurysm coiled 6 months ago.Had visual swirls/zig zags which settled now happening again. Told its focal migraine after surgery?

Likely: If you had similar symptoms and were diagnosed with migraine prior to surgery, then symptoms happening again likely indicate that migraine is back. Surgery can be a trigger for recurrence of the migraine. ...Read more

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Brain aneurysm coiled 3 months ago. Blood pressure lot lower since.Diagnosed as postural hypo tension.Worried.Thanks.

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 more

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Is it safe for me to have an EEG two weeks after coiling of brain aneurysm coiling of brain aneurysm ?Also an MRI thanks

Is it safe for me to have an EEG two weeks after coiling of brain  aneurysm coiling of brain aneurysm ?Also an MRI thanks

Probably yes BUT: I would discuss this with the doctor who performed the coiling. He needs to assure that the coils used are MRI compatible. Similarly for an eeg, although this does not interact with coils usually. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Brain aneurysm: Not to worry. The aneurysm is occluded and not at risk for rupture. After one year the risk for compaction of the coils and recurrence of the aneurysm is exceedingly low. The coils are MRI compatible so you can have MRI scans too. ...Read more

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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 more

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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 brain aneurysm coiled 3 months ago.Have tumor on pituitary gland and postural hypertension! what are my chances of a long life? Thanks.

Pituitary tumor: At this point it is important to follow up with your doctor about both of these issues. Your doctor will do blood tests and follow up imaging and may have you see an endocrinologist and neurosurgeon for this. ...Read more

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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 more

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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?

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?

Aneurysm: Although the b vitamins may not be related. All coiled aneurysms should be followed with repeat imaging to ensure that coils have not compacted into the dome, leaving a a new aneurysm neck. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

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 more

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After brain aneurysm surgery by coiling, will I be able to go back to normal life?

Yes: After the coiling the aneurysm is sealed off and will no longer be a threat to you. Your neurosurgeon and the radiologists will then release you to go back to a normal life. ...Read more

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What are common after effects for a brain aneurysm operation using the coil embolization procedure?

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 more

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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