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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

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

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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Will I need surgery for a brain aneurysm? What's the typical method of treatment for brain aneurysms?

Will I need surgery for a brain aneurysm? What's the typical method of treatment for brain aneurysms?

Check with Surgeon: Some aneurysms can be treated by interventional radiologists using coiling instead of surgery. Check with your neurosurgeon for alternatives and options in managing this disease. ...Read more

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I have a physically disabled son/angry abusive husband. Lot's of stress. Had surgery on unruptured brain aneurysm 3 months. Will this affect my coils?

I have a physically disabled son/angry abusive husband. Lot's of stress. Had surgery on unruptured brain aneurysm 3 months. Will this affect my coils?

Abusive husband: Living with an abusive, angry husband is not safe even without a brain aneurysm or surgically placed coils. There is help for you in counseling/psychotherapy -- to help deal with your stress and explore your options. There's also direct support for those in your situation plus shelters that you could go (along with your son) to if this is what you decide to do. Http://tinyurl. Com/nz2ad. ...Read more

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If you had surgery for un-ruptured brain aneurysm do you have to follow up with a CTA 2 months later or is there something less invasive?

If you had surgery for un-ruptured brain aneurysm do you have to follow up with a CTA 2 months later or is there something less invasive?

Ask your surgeon.: It depends on whether your aneurysm was treated with surgical clipping or endovascular coiling. I typically obtain some kind of follow-up imaging for either method to make sure that the aneurysm is not trying to grow back. Ask your surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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After surgery to coil a brain aneurysm how long do I expect to have headaches and blurry vision?

After surgery to coil a brain aneurysm how long do I expect to have headaches and blurry vision?

Discuss with your MD: You should discuss this with the doctor who performed your procedure. If these symptoms are new and depending on the location and size of the aneurysm then they could indicate possible problems or unanticipated effects of the procedure and may require treatment. It is impossible to give a simple general answer though as this depends on a number of factors that your surgeon knows best. ...Read more

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I had mild vasospasm 3 days after coiling of an unruptured brain aneurysm. Will this show up on an mra? Its been 5 months since my surgery. Thanks

Yes: Most likely the vasospasm will have resolved after this period of time. If you are not having symptoms you may not need further tests. Other options to evaluate vasospasm include the use of transcranial dopplers. Ask your neurosurgeon if this is a viable option for you. ...Read more

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Have to wait months for brain CT angio & surgery for brain aneurysm (8mm) if I rest more will it reduce it bursting? Plus take valium, thanks

Aneurysm: If you are actively exercising and having stress, your blood pressure will physiologically rise. Higher blood pressure especially pulse pressure increases radial wall stress in blood vessels. This can increase your chances of rupturing the aneurysm. While you needn't become a vegetable, neither should you be exercising vigorously or experiencing lots of stress. ...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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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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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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I am worried about taking 75mg aspirin 6 months after coiling of unruptured brain aneurysm. I had tias after surgery) incase of stomach or brain bleed?

I am worried about taking 75mg aspirin 6 months after coiling of unruptured brain aneurysm. I had tias after surgery) incase of stomach or brain bleed?

Should be okay: I agree with the other docs who have answered this question. Doesn't say where you're from, but if you're in Europe I understand your concern: European docs are much more nervous about aspirin than US docs & try to use lower doses. However, the European Stroke Study showed that a dose in the 75-mg range provides a typical degree of prevention without appreciably increasing bleeding complications. ...Read more

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If you suffer from a brain aneurysm, what is your chance of survival to old age?

Good if no bleed: If you can have the aneurysm treated before it bleeds, you should have no effect on your life expectancy. If it bleeds, it depends on how bad the bleed is. ...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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Brain aneurysm question, any chances of survival with normal function after one bursts?

Brain aneurysm question, any chances of survival with normal function after one bursts?

30 / 70 proposition: Death rate for spontaneous rupture is anywhere between 50% to 70% before the patient reaches the hospital. Survivors however can have an excellent result. ...Read more

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Shouldn't 3 1/2 months be enough of being on plavix (clopidogrel) post surgery for coiling a cerebral aneurysm?

Discuss with MD: Your neuro-radiologist or neurosurgeon probably has a good reason for you to be on this, however, you should check with them. ...Read more

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I have gone through a surgery for brain anuerysm 6 months back. It is not coiling. But some wrapping is done. May I know what precautions I shud take?

Talk to MD: Though the technique of wrapping the aneurysm is not as definitive a treatment as the placing of a clip, it should still allow you to lead a normal lifestyle. Check with your neurosurgeon about your specific case. ...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 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