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How Long Should Brain Aneurysm Last
Unknown: There is no good answer to this question because we have only limited data on exactly how, when and why brain aneurysms develop. Once an aneurysm is identified, if it is non-ruptured and small (<5mm in size), we often follow these with yearly tests to see if the aneurysm is enlarging. In these cases, they tend to grow at varying rates or not grow in size at all. ...Read more
Be careful: First make sure you speak to a competent board certified neurosurgeon. Discuss the risk of it rupturing. Discuss its location and is it in a place that is surgicaly easy to get to with minimal trauma to the tissues. Is it at the skull base which is difficult to get to and of course size. Till then avoid anything that raises your blood pressure but gat several expert opinions and not on line ones. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: It is certainly possible that some of the headaches may be related to surgical healing. However, there are well known long term sequelae from brain aneurysms-particularly if there was a rupture. Delayed hydrocephalus is one of those where the fluid in the ventricles does not absorb as well. This can easily be evaluated by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: Average age of rupture of brain aneurysms is 52. It likely takes a few years but this is so variable. Aneurysms are rarely seen in kids or people less than 35 years of age. Additional factors such as uncontrolled hypertension, smoking, connective tissue disease may accelerate the process to an aneurysn rupturing. Using Cocaine is also known to accelerate rupture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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