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Paraophthalmic Artery Aneurysm
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Aneurysm is an enlarged blood vessel.
Frequently there are intraluminal thrombus that fills the lumen to about the normal vessel size.
Narrowing of the associated vessels (iliac for example below aorta) may have atherosclerotic plaque and narrowing as a part of the total disease process. ...Read more
My side hurts and I get nauseous easy I have a splenetic artery aneurysm and I have a 2mm cyst on my spleendo I need to worry?
Need more info: Splenic artery aneurysms are usually fixed if they exceed 2 cm in diameter and are symptomatic. Therefore it depends on the size and whether your doctor thinks your pain is related to the aneurysm. Women of childbearing age should get splenic aneurysms fixed regardless of size since they can rupture in pregnancy. Asymptomatic aneurysms in a man or older woman may be watched unless they grow >3cm. ...Read more
How difficult are opthalmic artery aneurysms to fix can they be coiled or do they have to be clipped. How big do they allow them to get?
Difficult: See a good ophthalmologist. These arteries are small and difficult to treat. ...Read more
Depends: The two sizes stated may have different recommendations - size alone will affect which one may need surgery. Hormonal status (i.e. Pre vs post menopausal) can affect decision as well. Additional characteristics of the aneurysm such as calcifications also might impact determination. For the one less than 2 cm and if asymptomatic, an observational strategy is likely. ...Read more
Abnormal swelling: There are 2 basic types of femoral aneurysms- pseudoaneurysms- frequently caused by angiograms, and true aneurysms. Pseudoaneurysm treatment depends on the size, but should be assessed by a vascular surgeon. True aneurysms are treated depending on size, and have the risk of clotting off or tossing debris down the leg. They are also associated with a higher risk of aneurysms of the aorta. ...Read more
Many treatments: Common in women who have delivered children. Usually asymptotic and incidentally discovered. Most experts agree that an aneurysm under 2cm in size is of low risk to rupture. However, it is important to characterize the "aneurysm" correctly and be evaluated by a vascular expert. Coil embolization, surgical ligation with splenectomy, or monitoring may be reasonable. Cta imaging would best. ...Read more
Possibly: Most splenic artery aneurysms are not at any significant risk of rupture & bleeding until they reach around 20 mm so most vascular surgeons recommend following them annually until they reach that size, then repairing them at that time (most often with embolization or stenting rather than surgery). Occasionally an aneurysm will be symptomatic or grow fast & repair would be needed sooner than 20 mm. ...Read more
None: Usually none unless it leaks or bursts and then it's very painful, there is large possibly pulsating lump, and, in the worst case, your blood pressure drops with faintness. Prior to rupture, one may discover an unusually easy to feel pulsation in the crease in the groin which is painless. There's normally a strong pulse there so distinguishing it from an aneurysm may be hard without ultrasound. ...Read more
They are uncommon.:
The celiac axis (or artery) is one of the shortest named arteries. It branches very quickly into the hepatic and splenic arteries. Because it is so short, it is uncommon for it to develop an aneurysm.
They can occur and when their size is appropriate, will require open surgical repair, with an interposition bypass to replace the aneurysmal artery. It is a big operation_ should be expertly done. ...Read more
What is the treatment for paraophtalmic artery aneurysm and are there any precautions prior to treatment?
Talk to your Doctor: This is an aneurysm of an artery by the eyes and heading towards the pituitary. The treatment can be open via opening the skull or fixing it with an internal stent. There are many potential problems which you should discuss with your doctor. It would not be prudent for me to have this type of discussion in this forum. ...Read more
What does redemonstration of a patent splenic artery aneurysm maximum dimension on contrast enhanced images is 19mm mean?
"Redemmonstration" means it's been seen before, hopefully a while back, because that means it's stable and not growing.
The aneurysm is a bulge in the artery to your spleen. This can rupture, which is sometimes fatal. 19mm isn't very big, but it's big enough to do something about it. We now have endovascular repair methods, so you wouldn't need surgery. But I recommend you take care of it! ...Read more
There is a dominant right vertebral artery. Outpouch measures 2 mm in width and 4 mm in length. Suspicious for an aneurysm. What does it mean?
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?
Subtle: The physical signs include a pulsatile neck mass. Otherwise, the findings are generally what you would expect from carotid disease in general. Since this a specific question, it soynds like you see something now. Follow up with your doctor for an examination and probably a carotid ultrasound. ...Read more
I underwent Celiac artery aneurysm embolization by coil occlusion. It was successful but can I suffer complications later? I'm 44 and concerned
Isolated celiac: artery aneurysm is a rare condition. You should be happy that embolization was successful. I don't think you will suffer any remote complications from the procedure itself. Major concern would be development of any other aneurysms in other parts of your body, such as brain or any genetic defect. It seems unlikely that this celiac artery aneurysm was caused by atherosclerosis. ...Read more
I have a small brain aneurysm in the anterior communicating artery, I'm scared of coiling, or anything more invasive, I'm hoping for some opinions?
Be informed: Whether or not to treat the aneurysm depends on several factors including the size of the aneurysm and whether or not you have other health problems. The two best options for the aneurysm are coiling or open surgery. The aneurysm may be more amenable to one or the other depending on size and geometry. In experienced hands, both procedures are pretty safe, although not completely risk free. ...Read more
I have a 2mm aneurysm on anterior comm artery. I'm 36, healthy. No surgery b/c it's too small. What can I do to prevent rupture. So much anxiety. Help?
The most important: Step is to make sure your blood pressure is well controlled. Also, follow your doctors recommendations for surveillance of the aneurism. Finally, to protect the health of your coronary arteries, follow a healthy diet and get regular moderate exercise. For more info check out mayoclinic. Org->patient care->health info->healthy lifestyle->nutrition. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Paraophthalmic aneurysm the same as carotid artery in the brain? Are more risks associated if the carotid artery is coiled like visual disturbances?
If you get stressed or your blood pressure goes up can your splenic artery aneurysm rupture? Or doing activity's? Yes I have this and its 15mm by 10 m
Yes: Yes it is possible. Visceral aneurysms should be repaired when larger than 2 cm. ...Read more
I have a pulse of 114 and a blood. Pressure of 103/81 splenetic artery aneurysm and I'm not pregnant?
SCREEN 4 CLOTTING: Screen for clotting disorder. You may have had a splenic infarct! If you are pregnant or post partum you need to be throughly screened for clotting disorders and treated appropriately. They sometimes flare during this time. FAC V DEF /MTHFR / Protein C&S/ Homocysteine/B12/Folic acid/RPR/ANTICARDIOLIPID AB/CIRCULATING LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT. If it persists u may need surgery. Also vaccines before ...Read more
Since coiling of brain aneurysm on right carotid artery, I had 3 tia's weeks after surgery. 6 months has past, but I'm scared of having a major stroke?
My l side has been hurting bad and have nausea. I have a splenic artery aneurysm, it's 1.8cm and my pulse 102 bp 103/81. I'm not preg. Breast hurt. Too?
Please go to ER: With such history I would rather be safe, good luck ...Read more
Few: Abnormal pulsation in the neck, prominent visible structure in the neck, otherwise these aneurysms produce no symptoms. Rarely tia's or stroke sx are noted. ...Read more
Units?: I suspect there may be an error, 11x 0.9 cm aneurysm would be extremely large and likely would have ruptured. Studies have shown that aneurysms of mean size 1.5 cm (0.3 to 4.0 cm) did not rupture over the course of eight years. Symptomatic aneurysms, enlarging aneurysms or those exceeding 2 cm should be treated. ...Read more
I have an aneurysm on my left renal artery since 2/2012 should I have this fixed what are the chances of it bursting?
Renal artery aneurym: What is the size of raa? Did it increase from2/12 to 9/13.? & how much? The fixing depends on size >2 cm;increasing in size fast, uncontrollable bp, abdominal pain, red urine, pregnancy, clot in aneurysm, ischemia or infarction. Chances of it bursting increases with it's size getting bigger than 2 cm. Please see a vascular surgeon and closely follow up with him/ her. Thanks. ...Read more
Can a calisfied splenic artery aneurysm shrink on its own or will it only grow? Is there a lifestyle change to get it to shrink?
I have a calisfied splenic artery aneurysm found by X-ray for other problem is this hereditary that my adult children will have it?
Not the calcificatio: The risk factors for splenic artery aneurysms are thought to be high "portal vein" pressures (from liver damage) & multiple pregnancies. Neither of these conditions per se is genetic, although many risk factors could have a familial basis (ie, high blood pressure & fertility). If this were hereditary, then your parents, grandparents, uncles/aunts, & siblings would have suffered. If so, then screen ...Read more