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Doctor insights on: Recovering From Brain Aneurysm Surgery

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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

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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Is brain aneurysm surgery safe?

Is brain aneurysm surgery safe?

Depends: In the correct hands, brain aneurysm surgery is less risky than it used to be 20 years ago. Unfortunately, all brain aneurysm surgeries (clipping or coiling) carry a risk for stroke and hence cannot be classified as "safe" surgeries. They are moderate to high risks surgeries depending on the size of the aneurysm and the health of the patient. Ask your doctor for details. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the death percantage in brain aneurysm surgery?

Please help! what is the death percantage in brain aneurysm surgery?

Very low: Depending on your aneurysm size and location, problems with either an open surgery or with embolization of the aneurysm with coils has a relatively low risk. ...Read more

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After brain aneurysm surgery by coiling, will I be able to go back to normal life?

After brain aneurysm surgery by coiling,  will I be able to go back to normal life?

Yes: After the coiling the aneurysm is sealed off and will no longer be a threat to you. Your neurosurgeon and the radiologists will then release you to go back to a normal life. ...Read more

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I am a 27 years old female with a 3 cm unruptured brain aneurysm. Whar are my chances of survival without a surgery?

I am a 27 years old female with a 3 cm unruptured brain aneurysm. Whar are my chances of survival without a surgery?

3cm is a large: aneurysm when it appears in your brain. If it bursts, it would be catastrophic. Please follow your doctors' advice regarding its treatment in order to avoid this from happening. ...Read more

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I have a brain aneurysm 8ml, i'm terrified. I am afraid of surgery and afraid it may also burst anytime. I don't have bloodpressure, don't smoke?

I have a brain aneurysm 8ml, i'm terrified. I am afraid of surgery and afraid it may also burst anytime. I don't have bloodpressure, don't smoke?

Aneurysm: Certainly, an aneurysm can be terrifying. An 8mm aneurysm is large and should be treated at your age. It may be able to be treated endoscopically by placing little coils into it through a catheter threaded up through your groin. The other alternative is surgery which is what i do. It depends on the position of the aneurysm.. Discuss this with an endovascular neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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When is emergency surgery needed for a brain aneurysm?

When is emergency surgery needed for a brain aneurysm?

Acute SAH: Ruptured aneurysm is a medical emergency, and requires immediate hospitalization. Depending on clinical stability, surgery is to be done asap. Watchful waiting can be a disaster, as patients with a subarachnoid hemorrhage can experience high mortality. ...Read more

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Can someone suffer from a brain aneurysm and still have a scheduled surgery days later?

Depends: Did it rupture? If so, they you will want to avoid anther elective surgery until it is treated. Likewise, if it was found before it ruptured, most doctors would want it treated before another elective surgery due to the risks of rupture. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of patients with brain aneurysm surgery?

What is the survival rate of patients with brain aneurysm surgery?

Generally very good: There have been great advances in this area in the last decade. IF the surgery is done electively the results are quite god. IF the aneurysm bursts then it is more dangerous. Not all aneurysms need to be fixed, some can be watched based on location and size . ...Read more

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Aside from a rupture, when is emergency surgery needed for a brain aneurysm?

Aside from a rupture, when is emergency surgery needed for a brain aneurysm?

Aneurysms leak : Aneurysms leak before rupture: sudden paralysis of the nerve to the eye, sudden headache due to enlargement of aneurysm can be detected on MRI or lumbar puncture before catastrophic rupture. ...Read more

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Will i need surgery for a brain aneurysm? What's the typical method of treatment for brain aneurysms?

Will i need surgery for a brain aneurysm? What's the typical method of treatment for brain aneurysms?

Check with Surgeon: Some aneurysms can be treated by interventional radiologists using coiling instead of surgery. Check with your neurosurgeon for alternatives and options in managing this disease. ...Read more

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I have a physically disabled son/angry abusive husband.Lot's of stress.Had surgery on unruptured brain aneurysm 3 months.Will this affect my coils?

I  have a  physically disabled son/angry abusive husband.Lot's of stress.Had surgery on unruptured brain aneurysm 3 months.Will this affect my coils?

Abusive husband: Living with an abusive, angry husband is not safe even without a brain aneurysm or surgically placed coils. There is help for you in counseling/psychotherapy -- to help deal with your stress and explore your options. There's also direct support for those in your situation plus shelters that you could go (along with your son) to if this is what you decide to do. http://tinyurl.com/nz2ad. ...Read more

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If you had surgery for un-ruptured brain aneurysm do you have to follow up with a CTA 2 months later or is there something less invasive?

If you had surgery for un-ruptured brain aneurysm do you have to follow up with a CTA 2 months later or is there something less invasive?

Ask your surgeon.: It depends on whether your aneurysm was treated with surgical clipping or endovascular coiling. I typically obtain some kind of follow-up imaging for either method to make sure that the aneurysm is not trying to grow back. Ask your surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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After surgery to coil a brain aneurysm how long do I expect to have headaches and blurry vision?

After surgery to coil a brain aneurysm how long do I expect to have headaches and blurry vision?

Discuss with your MD: You should discuss this with the doctor who performed your procedure. If these symptoms are new and depending on the location and size of the aneurysm then they could indicate possible problems or unanticipated effects of the procedure and may require treatment. It is impossible to give a simple general answer though as this depends on a number of factors that your surgeon knows best. ...Read more

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I had mild vasospasm 3 days after coiling of an unruptured brain aneurysm.Will this show up on an mra? Its been 5 months since my surgery.Thanks

Yes: Most likely the vasospasm will have resolved after this period of time. If you are not having symptoms you may not need further tests. Other options to evaluate vasospasm include the use of transcranial dopplers. Ask your neurosurgeon if this is a viable option for you. ...Read more

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Have to wait months for brain CT angio & surgery for brain aneurysm (8mm) if i rest more will it reduce it bursting? Plus take valium, thanks

Aneurysm: If you are actively exercising and having stress, your blood pressure will physiologically rise. Higher blood pressure especially pulse pressure increases radial wall stress in blood vessels. This can increase your chances of rupturing the aneurysm. While you needn't become a vegetable, neither should you be exercising vigorously or experiencing lots of stress. ...Read more

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Had unruptured brain aneurysm coiled 6 months ago.Had visual swirls/zig zags which settled now happening again. Told its focal migraine after surgery?

Had unruptured brain aneurysm coiled 6 months ago.Had visual swirls/zig zags which settled now happening again. Told its focal migraine after surgery?

Likely: If you had similar symptoms and were diagnosed with migraine prior to surgery, then symptoms happening again likely indicate that migraine is back. Surgery can be a trigger for recurrence of the migraine. ...Read more

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Should brain aneurysm patient have laparoscopic surgery?

Should brain aneurysm patient have laparoscopic surgery?

Depends: While it may be safe, if this is an elective procedure, i would check with your neurologist or neurosurgeon as to precautions that might be prudent. If the blood pressure is controlled, there should be minimal risk. ...Read more

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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