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How To Tell If You Have Anuersym
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
Rare: Because chemo affects first certain cells in the body with a shorter half-life, and ones that are in growth rate. Your blood vessels cells have been there foe a while, and quite more resistant to chemo. ...Read more
Surgery/endovascular: These are complex aneurysms which can be difficult to treat with open surgery. They are more likely to be treated with endovascular(catheter based) techniques than open surgery nowadays. If you're asking about the precise type of surgical approach which we use, this is most often a pterional or orbitozygomatic craniotomy to expose and clip the aneurysm. ...Read more
Neuro symptoms: Large unruptured aneurysms may present with symptoms of mass effect such as weakness or numbness or dilation of a pupil on one side. Most, however are small aneurysms and you will not know you have it without a mri/mra or a ctangiogram. These are specialized studies that have to be directed at the arteries of the brain. Family history or polycystic kidney disease increases the risk of an aneurysm. ...Read more
Medical terms: Stroke is technically a catch-all phrase for bleeding or lack of blood flow to a brain area from a blocked artery. An aneurysm usually causes bleeding. A computed tomography scan (ct or cat scan) is the quickest way to show bleeding into or around the brain. It can show vessel blockage and lack of blood flow if the affected area is large enough, if questions remain an MRI scan can show more. ...Read more
Variable: If the popliteal aneurysm was thrombosed (completely blocked, causing loss of blood flow to the foot), recovery can be very prolonged (several weeks to months), compared with a relatively short recovery after an elective repair (several days to weeks). Recovery also depends a lot on other factors (open vs endovascular repair, wound healing issues, heart or lung problems, level of fitness prior). ...Read more
You can tell: If it is a ruptured aneurysm, headache is classically so severe, it is described as "worst in my life", and is associated with stiff neck, nausea and vomiting and perhaps rapid coma. Although rarely, we have found aneurysms in migraine pts, in my opinion these were co-morbidities unrelated to the headaches. Some nonruptured aneurysms will cause eye changes as they expand, especially double vision. ...Read more
Get checked.: It is not unusual for someone in their 20s to be able to palpate a pulse in the abdomen, particularly if they are thin. It would be extremely rare for someone in their 20s to have abdominal aortic aneurysm. If after an examination your doctor feels it is necessary to check, an abdominal ultrasound can differentiate the two. Good luck. ...Read more
Is there any way to tell if someone is at risk for a brain aneurysm? And what age should people be screened for this?
Can you tell me what to expect at Dr consult for a 15mm splenic artery aneurysm. I don't have appt for 3 weeks is there a problem waiting that long?
Specialist referral: She needs to be seen by a specialist (typically a vascular surgeon) who can evaluate the anerysm and determine a need for treatment versus repeat imaging in the future. As importantly, you and any other family members need to be checked as there is a genetic component to aortic aneurysms (which means you or your siblings are also at risk). ...Read more
Usually: Usually can be seen on x-ray.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, this test: Should be able to tell you the size and the clinical significance of these findings. ...Read more
Can you tell me why an X-ray would say there is a calcified splenic aneurysm and then an MRA only says a splenic aneurysm. Please help.?
I've had a constant headache on the left side and also neck pain. So afraid it can be an aneurysm? Been told 4 mo. ago it was possible pinched nerve. How can you tell the difference?
Unlikely aneurysm: Could be due to dental or jaw, but maybe neck issue or thoracic outlet syndrome. Get this examined, just to be safe, and maybe your doctor will order testing to reassure you. Migraine is another possibility, and depending on cause, treatment should be quite successful. ...Read more
Please tell me if it is possible for a mom to take care of an infant child after a brain aneurysm and 3 week coma?
It is possible: A patient may recover completely from a brain aneurysm and the sequelae. Ultimately, you will have to see how the patient has recovered. Help with pt/ot and rehab are tremendous to get a patient back to normal. It may take some time, but it is entirely possible to have a complete recovery even if there was coma. ...Read more
Symptoms: Sometimes it is hard to differentiate between a heart attack and anxiety attack because of overlapping symptoms of chest pain/difficulty breathing. However, a brain aneurysm rupture is hard to miss. The typical symptom is the sudden onset of the "worst headache of one's life". The pain is excrutiating and often produces coma. Neurosurgical attention is needed immediately. ...Read more
What are the side effects of an unruptured brain aneurysm and how can I tell if my CT with iodine scan failed to show any signs of an aneurysm?
A small: Aneurysm generally won't cause any symptoms. A larger aneurysm could cause symptoms based on its location and what structures it is pressing on. Presumably the radiologist would have diagnosed an aneurysm if it was visible on CT, but unless the CT was specifically tailored to look for an aneurysm(CTA), a small aneurysm might not be visible on a routine CT. ...Read more
If u have an aneurysm in thoracic aorta and made an echocardiogram, would doc see it? If it was at the arch for example? didn't tell doc my worries
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