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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
319 doctors shared insights

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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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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Please help! what is the death percantage in brain aneurysm surgery?

Please help! what is the death percantage in brain aneurysm surgery?

Very low: Depending on your aneurysm size and location, problems with either an open surgery or with embolization of the aneurysm with coils has a relatively low risk. ...Read more

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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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I am a 27 years old female with a 3 cm unruptured brain aneurysm. Whar are my chances of survival without a surgery?

I am a 27 years old female with a 3 cm unruptured brain aneurysm. Whar are my chances of survival without a surgery?

3cm is a large: aneurysm when it appears in your brain. If it bursts, it would be catastrophic. Please follow your doctors' advice regarding its treatment in order to avoid this from happening. ...Read more

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I have a brain aneurysm 8ml, i'm terrified. I am afraid of surgery and afraid it may also burst anytime. I don't have bloodpressure, don't smoke?

I have a brain aneurysm 8ml, i'm terrified. I am afraid of surgery and afraid it may also burst anytime. I don't have bloodpressure, don't smoke?

Aneurysm: Certainly, an aneurysm can be terrifying. An 8mm aneurysm is large and should be treated at your age. It may be able to be treated endoscopically by placing little coils into it through a catheter threaded up through your groin. The other alternative is surgery which is what i do. It depends on the position of the aneurysm.. Discuss this with an endovascular neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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When is emergency surgery needed for a brain aneurysm?

When is emergency surgery needed for a brain aneurysm?

Acute SAH: Ruptured aneurysm is a medical emergency, and requires immediate hospitalization. Depending on clinical stability, surgery is to be done asap. Watchful waiting can be a disaster, as patients with a subarachnoid hemorrhage can experience high mortality. ...Read more

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Can someone suffer from a brain aneurysm and still have a scheduled surgery days later?

Depends: Did it rupture? If so, they you will want to avoid anther elective surgery until it is treated. Likewise, if it was found before it ruptured, most doctors would want it treated before another elective surgery due to the risks of rupture. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of patients with brain aneurysm surgery?

What is the survival rate of patients with brain aneurysm surgery?

Generally very good: There have been great advances in this area in the last decade. IF the surgery is done electively the results are quite god. IF the aneurysm bursts then it is more dangerous. Not all aneurysms need to be fixed, some can be watched based on location and size . ...Read more

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Aside from a rupture, when is emergency surgery needed for a brain aneurysm?

Aneurysms leak : Aneurysms leak before rupture: sudden paralysis of the nerve to the eye, sudden headache due to enlargement of aneurysm can be detected on MRI or lumbar puncture before catastrophic rupture. ...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


Cerebrum (Definition)

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