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How are brain aneurysm and a stroke different?

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How are brain aneurysm and a stroke  different?

Aneurysms & Stroke: An aneurysm is the result of a weakened blood vessel wall which causes the vessel to expand to an abnormal size. When it gets big enough it has the potential to rupture. If it's a brain aneurysm, then it can rupture and cause bleeding into the brain. A stroke is cellular death within the brain which can cause a variety of neurological problems. Aneurysms don't necessarily produce any symptoms. ...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


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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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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 a brain aneurysm patient have laparoscopic surgery?

Can a  brain aneurysm patient have laparoscopic surgery?

Yes: It would be very important for your neurologist to discuss the case with the anesthesiologist so that blood pressure is well controlled. Ultimately it depends on how large the aneurysm is. Discuss it further with neurologist and an anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Can MRI of brain see strokes/mini strokes and tumours on pituitary gland?

Yes : If pituitary tumor is suspected a detailed endocrine evaluation is necessary to assess whether it is a functionally secreting tumor. Especially looking for acth secreting tumors given your history there are other types that present with generalized symptoms but a thorough endocrine evaluation should establish this in addition a very refined mri. ...Read more

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Should brain aneurysm patient have laparoscopic surgery?

Should brain aneurysm patient have laparoscopic surgery?

Depends: While it may be safe, if this is an elective procedure, i would check with your neurologist or neurosurgeon as to precautions that might be prudent. If the blood pressure is controlled, there should be minimal risk. ...Read more

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What are the stroke survival rates for moderate stroke with brain occlusion?

What are the stroke survival rates for moderate stroke with brain occlusion?

Variable: It is hard to answer your question as survival rates or life expectancy after a "moderate stroke" would depend on the underlying cause, the type of stroke, ie embolic, lacunar, hemorrhagic, and the location of the injury. Adjusting your underlying risk factors for stroke and optimizing your medical care are key to lowering your risk for future stroke. ...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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Carotid artery surgery for lack of blood supply to the brain?

Carotid artery surgery for lack of blood supply to the brain?

Unusual: Typically carotid artery disease causes stroke or TIA by embolic phenomena where a plaque rupture induce clots that travels to the brain. Due to extensive blood flow to brain from two carotid arteries and two vertebral arteries, it's unusual for chronic occlusion in one artery to cause symptoms but it can especially with more proximal occlusion , this can be corrected with bypas surgery or stent. ...Read more

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Carotid artery surgery and lack of blood supply to the brain. Could that cause stroke effects?

Carotid artery surgery and lack of blood supply to the brain. Could that cause stroke effects?

Yes. Call Now!: Patients who have had carotid artery surgery definitely have a risk of stroke. The highest risk of stroke is during and immediately after the procedure and is generally quoted at about 2%. If you are experiencing any signs of stroke and have had recent carotid surgery call your surgeon immediately or go to the emergency room. Difficulty speaking or weakness on one side of the body would be the most common complaints. ...Read more

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Risks after aneursym clippin in brain?

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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66yr/ m congestive heart failure, stroke, pulmonary embolism, then 2nd massive hemorrhagic stroke, surgery to repair, fell into coma. prognosis?

66yr/ m congestive heart failure, stroke, pulmonary embolism, then 2nd massive hemorrhagic stroke, surgery to repair, fell into coma. prognosis?

Guarded: I am sorry for this situation. No one can say for sure what will happen, but from your description, I think the prognosis would be guarded. ...Read more

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How risk are brain tumor operations?

How risk are brain tumor operations?

Location?: Tumor location in the brain plays a significant role when discussing surgical risks. As a neurosurgeon, i typically go over potential risks that relate specifically to tumor size, location and symptoms. ...Read more

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Is brain swelling inevitable after right-side ischemic stroke?

Is brain swelling inevitable after right-side ischemic stroke?

Size of stroke: The amount of swelling, or edema, around a stroke is related to the volume of tissue infarcted. For a small stroke, swelling shouldn't be a problem. For a major hemispheric stroke, swelling can be life threatening and even sometimes require brain surgery to relieve pressure caused by the swelling. ...Read more

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Paraophthalmic aneurysm the same as carotid artery in the brain? Are more risks associated if the carotid artery is coiled like visual disturbances?

Around Eye: Para ophthalmic is around the eye. So if the aneurysm of the artery is around the eye it may cause stroke by effecting the blood supply to certain brain area. ...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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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

A weakened blood vessel in the brain that balloons up ...Read more