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Dr. John Ricotta
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
43 years in practice
124K people helped
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What is the survival rate of patients with brain aneurysm surgery?

Dr. John Ricotta
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
43 years in practice
124K people helped
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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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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


Dr. Edward Smith
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
3M people helped
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Brain aneurysm question, any chances of survival with normal function after one bursts?

Dr. Edward Smith
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
3M people helped
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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
13 years in practice
275K people helped
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If you suffer from a brain aneurysm, what is your chance of survival to old age?

Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
13 years in practice
275K people helped
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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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Board Certified, Neurology
34 years in practice
534K people helped
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Brain aneurysm ruptured, 30yo woman on life support. What are chances of survival?

Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Board Certified, Neurology
34 years in practice
534K people helped
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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
25M people helped
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Chances of surviving a brain aneurysm?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
25M people helped
Chances of surviving a brain aneurysm?

No: Prognosis is bad if untreated, undetected. 25 % will die immediatly , 25 % later in hospital stay, 25 % will have severe neurological problems. Early detection early intervention had good prognosis add to w**f I am glad you survived , early intervention is the answer good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Reza Karimi
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
11 years in practice
252K people helped
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How likely or rare is it that I have a brain aneurysm and will randomly die one day?

Dr. Reza Karimi
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
11 years in practice
252K people helped
How likely or rare is it that I have a brain aneurysm and will randomly die one day?

Don't worry: There are approximately 30,000 people per year (in the US) who suffer hemorrhage from a ruptured brain aneurysm. From a general population standpoint, this can be considered a rare event. If you have a strong family history of brain aneurysms you should see a physician and perhaps be screened with an MRI of the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
28 years in practice
724K people helped
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Are there any brain aneurysm risk factors?

Dr. Seth Zeidman
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
28 years in practice
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Certainly: Heredity - have they occurred in other members of your family? Smoking high blood pressure connective tissue disorders (ehlers danlos, etc.). ...Read more

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Dr. Traci Buxton
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
387K people helped
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What are the symptoms of brain aneurysm I should be looking for?

Dr. Traci Buxton
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
387K people helped
What are the symptoms of brain aneurysm I should be looking for?

Headache: Symptoms of a brain aneurysm include severe headache, neck stiffness, confusion, altered vision, and light sensitivity. If you have any of these symptoms, you should see a physician immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Babu Welch
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
19 years in practice
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Could a brain aneurysm result from singing?

Dr. Babu Welch
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
19 years in practice
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Could a brain aneurysm result from singing?

Poor Evidence: There is no evidence to suggest singing as a cause for aneurysms. There are reports of aneurysm ruptures while singing and that makes sense. A severe headache when singing woulda an two things ... Seek medical attention and work on your breathing :). ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Korona
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
28 years in practice
5M people helped
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If you had a brain aneurysm how would you know?

Dr. Michael Korona
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
28 years in practice
5M people helped
If you had a brain aneurysm how would you know?

May not know: Often asymptomatic. Can cause severe headache, visual changes, stiff neck, and other focal neurological abnormalities if the aneurysm is large enough or ruptures. ...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


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