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

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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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

Brain aneurysm is 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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I had coiling done on 5/13/13 for brain aneurysm. What if any restrictions apply to me for the rest of my life?

I had coiling done on 5/13/13 for brain aneurysm. What  if any restrictions apply to  me for the rest of my life?

Coiling: As long as the aneurysm was completely treated and you have recovered from the procedure (the access site in the leg has healed) then you should be able to return to normal activities. Except smoking. Smoking effects blood vessels and is a known modifiable risk factor for the development of brain aneurysms. You should contact the surgeon who performed the procedure for any other concerns. ...Read more

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Brain aneurysm ruptured, 30yo woman on life support. What are chances of survival?

Brain aneurysm ruptured, 30yo woman on life support. What are chances of survival?

Depends on her/hosp: This depends on her deficits, the hospital that is caring for her, and if they are staffed with an experienced interventionalist , a neurosurgeon and a critical care unit experienced in aneurysm care. These latter elements are critical in the ultimate outcome of aneurysm patients. If the hospital that is currently taking care of her doesn't have all of the above, demand transfer to one that does. ...Read more

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Can survivors of ruptured brain aneurysm live a normal life following medical treatment?

Yes: After a ruptured brain aneurysm, a patient can live a normal life after surgical/endovascular treatment of the aneurysm. It is important to secure the aneurysm and obliterate it to prevent a of re-bleed.Aggressive treatment up front to prevent potential causes of further insult to the brain are important-ie.Prevent rebleed, treat hydrocephalus, treat vasospasm (spasming of brain vessels post-bleed). ...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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Normal MRI 3 years ago having tingling on head pain weakness can a brain aneurysm or other life threatning illness be possible in that length of time?

Normal MRI 3 years ago having tingling on head pain weakness can a brain aneurysm or other life threatning illness be possible in that length of time?

No: The tingling over your head could be due to scalp irritation or even an issue with a cutaneous nerve, but is not indicative of an intracranial structural lesion. If you are very concerned about "life threatening conditions" might be worthwhile exploring this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm healthy, have low body fat, but otherwise healthy. how to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

I'm healthy, have low body fat, but otherwise healthy. how to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

MRA / Cerebral Angio: A diagnostic test is necessary. The least invasive would be the MRA if there are any questions the a Full Cerebral Angiogram is indicated ...Read more

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I don't want to pass out, I'm really worried about a brain aneurysm. can anyone shed some light on this for me?

I don't want to pass out, I'm really worried about a brain aneurysm. can anyone shed some light on this for me?

A brain aneurysm: is an out pouching of one of the vessels inside of the brain. The biggest concern is if this were to rupture. This in turn, could cause a person to loose consciousness. Monitoring and a discussion with a neurosurgeon about risks and potential for surgery would be warranted depending on size and severity. ...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

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


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more