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20 months ago coiled aneurysm. I am worried about electrodes being placed on my head for retina angiogram test incase it affects my platinum coils. ?
No effect: I am guessing you are being tested for retinal function. This will involve flashing lights and electrodes to pick up the signal. An alternative test is for nerve transmission with flashing lights and electrodes on the back of the head. Neither of these tests will interact with your platinum coils. Enjoy the flashing lights. ...Read more
What to do if I'm 31 and I just found out that I have an aneurysm on my aorta. What to do if I'm very scared. does anyone have any info that they can share with me?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Grapes on a vine: Cerebral aneurysms are out pouch rings of the blood vessels along their normal course. Blood vessels should generally resemble drinking straws which gradually taper as they reach their end. In aneurysms, the arteries bulge out, sometimes very prominently (looking much like grapes on a vine) and posing a substantial risk of rupture because of the stress this places on the vessel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A CLOTTED BULGE: An aneurysm is a swollen, bulging area in a vessel. They can occur due to hardening of the arteries, trauma, infection, or congenital development. A thrombosed aneurysm is one that has become filled with clotted blood or debris. I hope this satisfies your needs. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers