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Can A Aneurysm Go Away
AAA: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) do not go away by themselves. Ultrasound detects AAA but occasionally can miss them, particularly pelvic aneurysms involving branches of the aorta. Likewise AAA can be missed in very large people or those with a lot of abdominal gas as ultrasound does not penetrate gas. For the same reason aneurysms in the chest cannot ordinarily be detected by ultrasound. ...Read more
Not usually: Aneurysms of the cavernous sinus may cause symptoms from compression of the nerves which control eye movement, or compression of the nerves which supply sensation of the face. Once these symptoms occur, they are unlikely to go away without treatment of the aneurysm. These aneurysms are unlikely to resolve on their own. If it is causing symptoms, it probably should be treated. ...Read more
Do we need to report cavernous sinus aneurysm as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.
Will a arotic anuerysm get smaller and go away in time, will a heart murmur go away, from a leakage of a heart valve if you lower blood pressure?
Aneurysm: Neither will go away. If you work with your doctor to keep the pressure down and your system in balance if you have other problems they may not get worse. If you do not take care of yourself they will get worse. ...Read more
Going into have further coiling on an existing coiled aneurysm. Please can you tell me the risk of not surviving.
Likely low: Your neurosurgeon and neuro intereventionalist will cover risks, benefits and options (probably few) with you in the 'consent' stage. ...Read more
Can be both.: If symptomatic get checked.Get a more detailed answer ›
50 yr old male. Going to have surgery for aneurysm by coiling method. Some says that I may not be able to go back to normal life. Is it true?
Results pretty good: There has been a lot of progress made in the coiling of aneurysms in the last 5-10 years I assume this aneurysms is in your brain. Coiling is now the preferred method for treating most aneurysms in the brain and generally is safer than open surgery (which has also improved) AS usual make sure you have a team with a lot of experience in this technique and ask their results beforehand ...Read more
Aneurysm: Aneurysm is abnormal dilation of an artery: some say 1.5x normal size while others say twice or more the size of the native artery represents aneurysmal dilation. True aneurysm contains all the layers of the arterial wall while false aneurysm may have any or all components of the wall missing. ...Read more
For aortic aneursyms:
we are not quite sure what actually causes an AAA to form in some people. The leading thought is that the aneurysm may be caused by inflammation in the aorta, which may cause its wall to weaken or break down. Most believe that this inflammation can be associated with atherosclerosis (also called hardening of the arteries) or risk factors for atherosclerosis - high bp, smoking. ...Read more
Depends: Stable aneurysms (small and not growing) usually have no symptoms. .. Large or growing aneurysms, or those about to rupture usually cause pain (abdomen and/or back) and problems with organs that have had their artery branches from the aorta closed off (e.g. Intestines, kidneys, legs, etc. ...Read more
Not Mendelian: Not hereditary in the mendelian sense. Some families have higher incidence of aneurysms. Cofactors such as hypertension, diet and smoking habits may play a role in this. Connective tissue disorders are hereditary and some of these are associated with aneurysms but this is an indirect effect. I do not routinely screen family members but a negative mra can be reassuring. ...Read more
Abdominal (AAA)?: We are not quite sure what actually causes an AAA to form in some people. The leading thought is that the aneurysm may be caused by inflammation in the aorta, which may cause its wall to weaken or break down. Most believe that this inflammation can be associated with atherosclerosis (also called hardening of the arteries) or risk factors for atherosclerosis, such as high blood pressure and smoking. ...Read more
Aneurysm: It really does depend on the size of the aneurysm and where it is. If it is >5.5cm and in the abdomen, one should seek treatment and repair. If it is less than that and in the abdomen, carrying on with daily activities is fine, but I would recommend being prudent of those activities. ...Read more
Variable: An aneurysm is basically a weak spot in a blood vessel that enlarges in a ballon-like fashion. Arteries in the brain have very thin walls so that aneurysms may rupture and cause a stroke. Aortic aneurysms may rupture and lead to fatal bleeding (that is how einstein died). If any questions check with your doc. Some small aneurysms have very low risk and are watched closely. ...Read more
Enlarged blood vesse: An aneurysm is an enlarged blood vessel typically created by a weakness in the wall. The pouching is generally thin and weak and prone to rupture. Think of a tire that gets bubbles in its wall before popping. They can happen anywhere, but aorta and brain are common. They have many causes, but high blood pressure and smoking are often factors. ...Read more
Run in families: Although it is not entirely clear as to what causes aneurysms, there is a definite familial predisposition to their development. If a parent or sibling has or have had an aneurysm, it is important to be checked. This can be done simply and easily with an ultrasound. Contact a vascular surgeon and have the test done at an icavl accredited vascular laboratory. ...Read more
Definitively by scan: Aneurysms come in many different areas and sizes. Some can be found by a good physical exam, but most will be discoverd by plain x-ray (few), ultrasound (many) or ct scan/mri.....Depending where they are located, they may be assymptomatic, or cause symptoms by pressing on nearby structures... ...Read more
Risk factors: True aneurysm are generally idiopathic or has no true risk factor cause relationship but they have risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, bicuspid aortic valve, atherosclerosis and peripheral arterial disease and coronary artery disease, patients with Marfan syndrome and ehler danlos syndrome type 4 are at high risk. In some cases infection of the artery can cause it. ...Read more