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Going into have further coiling on an existing coiled aneurysm. Please can you tell me the risk of not surviving.

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

Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more


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Please tell me, could chemotherapy cause an aneurysm?

Please tell me, could chemotherapy cause an aneurysm?

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

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How do doctors tell whether it's an aneurysm or angiomegaly?

How do doctors tell whether it's an aneurysm or angiomegaly?

Standards: There are lists of standard measurements for arteries so the size as measured on echo, CT or angio can be compared to published normals. ...Read more

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Carotico-opthalmic giant aneurysm surgical approach, can you tell me more?

Carotico-opthalmic giant aneurysm surgical approach, can you tell me 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

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Can you tell me what is cerebral aneurysm?

Can you tell me what is cerebral aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: A 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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Please tell me, could I die of a brain aneurysm?

Please tell me, could I die of a brain aneurysm?

If it ruptures: Having a brain aneurysm does not automatically mean you will die. If it ruptures, then there is a 40-75% chance of death. Treatment has advanced a lot in the last 10-15 years and can help prevent this from happening. See your doctor to find out more information. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have an unruptured brain aneurysm?

How to tell if I have an unruptured brain aneurysm?

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

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How can you tell if its an aneurysm, stroke and embolism?

How can you tell if its an aneurysm, stroke and embolism?

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

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Can you tell me the recovery time after having surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

Can you tell me the recovery time after having surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

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

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Brain aneurysm or headache how can I tell?

Brain aneurysm or headache how can I tell?

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

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How do you tell a normal stomach pulse from an aneurysm?

How do you tell a normal stomach pulse from an aneurysm?

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

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Can you tell me is a regular chest xray an effective test to pick up an aneurysm?

Can you tell me is a regular chest xray an effective test to pick up an aneurysm?

Possibly: A thoracic aneurysm may be seen on a routine cxr, but not always. A ct scan is much more likely to find an aneurysm of any size. ...Read more

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Is there any way to tell if someone is at risk for a brain aneurysm? And what age should people be screened for this?

Is there any way to tell if someone is at risk for a brain aneurysm? And what age should people be screened for this?

Family history: Family history of aneurysms can increase one's risks of aneurysm as can certain diseases of the blood vessel walls such as fibromuscular dysplasia. Screening requires angiography which visualizes the blood vessels. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is brain aneurysm counted as cancer?

Hoping you can tell me, is brain aneurysm counted as cancer?

No: Aneurysms are focal enlargement of an artery and are not considered cancers. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to the pupils when you have a stroke or brain aneurysm?

Variable: Depends on part of brain nerves to eyes threatened.
Aneurysm may have unilateral signs dilation

Brain death dilated fixed wide pupils.
Depends. ...Read more

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My mother has aortic aneurysm. What should I tell her?

My mother has aortic aneurysm. What should I tell her?

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

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Is it possible to tell someone had a thoracic aneurysm from a chest xray?

Is it possible to tell someone had a thoracic aneurysm from a chest xray?

Sometimes: Sometimes it can be seen on x-ray, however it needs to be evaluated with a ct scan. ...Read more

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Can a TEE test tell me the size of my ASD or PFO and Atrial Septal Aneurysm?

Can a TEE test tell me the size of my ASD or PFO and Atrial Septal Aneurysm?

Yes, this test: Should be able to tell you the size and the clinical significance of these findings. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Heart attack, brain aneurysm or anxiety attack, how can I tell the difference?

Heart attack, brain aneurysm or anxiety attack, how can I tell the difference?

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

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is myotic aneurysm from pancreas transplant artery anastomosis?

Mycos=fungus: Mycotic aneurysm at the arterial anastomosis is a fungal infection causing dilatation and possible rupture of the artery by the anastomosis. Terrible complication possibly related to the inmunosuppresion in a diabetic person. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

Not the arch: The echo will show the aortic root and part of the ascending aorta but not the arch. This will require a TEE or a CT scan. ...Read more

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What is aneurysm?

What is aneurysm?

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

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Would an ABI detect an aneurysm?

Would an ABI detect an aneurysm?

No: The ABI itself is simply a pressure ratio of your blood vessel flow. You may or may not have blockage with an aneurysm. The more appropriate test to evaluate for aneurysm is a duplex of the pertinent location. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an aortic anuersym?

None: There are no signs until is dissects — then: excruciating pain and death. If it's suspected, get an echocardiogram or CT scan with contrast. ...Read more