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Doctor insights on: Cerebral Aneurysm Coiling

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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


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I have to have an angiogram post cerebral aneurysm coiling 8 months ago. Routine check. Is angiogram a risky procedure. Im having mine under ga?

I have to have an angiogram post cerebral aneurysm coiling 8 months ago. Routine check. Is angiogram a risky procedure. Im having mine under ga?

Low risk: All risk factors must be considered. Heart, lung, kidney, diabetes and medications. Allergies small, puncture of artery and catheter passed to inject the radio opaque dye. Ask about ct angio or MRI as followup? Perhaps thought is to do more coils? Ask why general anes? Most are local with some sedatives. ...Read more

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Is siemens avanto "MRA with and without contrast SPGR post coil protocol" considered 1.5t or 3.0t mra? Can both detect 1 to 2 mm cerebral aneurysm

Is siemens avanto  "MRA  with and without contrast SPGR post coil protocol"  considered 1.5t or 3.0t mra?  Can both detect 1 to 2 mm cerebral aneurysm

Cerebral aneurysm: Yes. An MRA of the brain is a screening test. Additional testing with a cerebral arteriogram is perforned to confirm a true aneurysm. A 1-2 mm aneurysm is often observed rather than treated with endovascular coils, stents or surgical clips. ...Read more

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Does siemens avanto " MRA with and without contrast SPGR post coil protocol" has ability to detect small 1 to 2 mm cerebral aneurysm? Expl protocol

Does siemens avanto  " MRA with and without contrast SPGR  post coil protocol"  has ability to detect small 1 to 2 mm cerebral aneurysm? Expl protocol

More factors: MRA's ability to detect a 1-2 mm aneurysm also depends on the magnet's field strength, number of phase-encoded steps (affects resolution), and acquisition parameters. Given optimal conditions (the above as well as no patient movement), the detection rate of aneurysms larger than 1 mm is comparable for MRA and digital subtraction angiography. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007269.htm ...Read more

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How serious is a cerebral aneurysm ?

Very serious: When a cerebral aneurysm ruptures, this can be life-threatening. The mortality approaches 50%. If there is a second rupture this can be lethal. After an aneurysm rupture, patients may be in the intensive care unit for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Cerebral aneurysm: what are causes ?

Cerebral aneurysm: what are causes ?

Bad luck: Aneurysms can run in families occasionally. If you have two first degree relatives with documented cerebral aneurysms, then it's possible it is hereditary. There are conditions such as marfan's syndrome and polycystic kidneys and head injury that are also associated with aneurysms. In the absence of those, bad luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is cerebral aneurysm?

Can you tell me what is cerebral aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: An cerebral aneurysm is a focal outpouching or dilation of a portion of an artery providing blood to the brain. ...Read more

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Can a cerebral aneurysm be caused by injury?

No: Cerebral aneurysms are congenital weakening of the lining of blood vessels. They are present in about one in a hundred patients. The incidence seems to increase as we grow older. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a cerebral aneurysm?

Blood vessel dilatio: An aneurysm is a problem of a blood vessel where the wall is weak or injury, causing it to bulge outward like a balloon. Cerebral means in the brain. Cerebral aneursyms can lead to blood clots or bleeding in the brain, often referred to as a type of "stroke", or medically, a cerebro-vascular accident (cva). Sometimes they can be left alone, other times they need surgery. ...Read more

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