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Please tell me what does "enlarged aortic root with prominent sinus of valsalva" mean?

Please tell me what does "enlarged aortic root with prominent sinus of valsalva" mean?

Dilated aortic root: It means the part of the aorta coming out of the left ventricle is dilated and the sinuses of valsalva which make op the area including the valve are enlarged also. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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What sort of disease is a cavernous sinus aneurysm?

What sort of disease is a cavernous sinus aneurysm?

Brain aneurysm: A cavernous aneurysm is a common finding that if truly cavernous, indicates that it is located outside of the brain and generally carries a benign prognosis. It may be of concern if it gets sufficiently large (usually > 1.5 cm) and presses on important nerves. Treatment is usually endovascular, including now flow diverting devices. Smaller cavernous aneurysms are usually managed conservatively. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like cavernous sinus aneurysm go away quickly?

Do symptoms like cavernous sinus aneurysm go away quickly?

Not usually: Aneurysms of the cavernous sinus may cause symptoms from compression of the nerves which control eye movement, or compression of the nerves which supply sensation of the face. Once these symptoms occur, they are unlikely to go away without treatment of the aneurysm. These aneurysms are unlikely to resolve on their own. If it is causing symptoms, it probably should be treated. ...Read more

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My sister says she has cavernous sinus aneurysm. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has cavernous sinus aneurysm. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Maybe: Cerebral aneurysms can be hereditary. If more than one person in your family has an aneurysm you are at increased risk. If people in your family have polycystic kidney disease or elhers-danlos syndrome you are at significant risk. Mra and cta are good screening tools. ...Read more

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Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has cavernous sinus aneurysm. What is that?

Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has cavernous sinus aneurysm. What is that?

Type brain aneurysm: The cavernous sinus consists of veins, the carotid artery, and nerves. It can be affected by various disease processes including infections, inflammation, aneurysms, and tumors. Aneurysms usually arise from the internal carotid artery as it passes through the sinus. Aneurysms are dangerous because they may rupture and therefore should be treated using endovascular techniques. ...Read more

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Do we need to report cavernous sinus aneurysm as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Do we need to report cavernous sinus aneurysm as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Yes: It is very important to provide a complete and accurate medical history. This is especially important when your teen has his or her physical prior to starting college. ...Read more

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How is a brain aneurysm misdiagnosed as sinus problems?

How is a brain aneurysm misdiagnosed as sinus problems?

Should not happen: Sounds complex, and may be that clarity can be achieved via a Concierge consult here on site. ...Read more

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Could echocardiography find a congenitally weakened part of the aortic sinus before it develops into an aneurysm?

Could echocardiography find a congenitally weakened part of the aortic sinus before it develops into an aneurysm?

Hard call: Depends on obesity, prior surgery, technique etcetera. If weak but not enlarged it may not be visible at all. If seen ok, if not a ct with contrast could show enlargement. ...Read more

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I had 2 brain aneurysms in the past year and recovered perfect. I have a sinus cold now and my head has a lot of pressure what should I be taking?

Sinus headache: As long as BP is ok, the best treatment for sinus congestion is an antihistamine/decognestant with fluids to avoid drying effect and perhaps, a nasal steroid to decrease the inflammation. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about neck pain lasting longer than a week and now causing headaches and what feels like sinus pain? worried about brain aneurysm.

Should I be worried about neck pain lasting longer than a week and now causing headaches and what feels like sinus pain?
worried about brain aneurysm.

Not really: Brain aneurysm wouldn't cause such as the main diagnostic symptoms, you probably have neck sprain, try pain killers on regular basis, unless contraindicated, if no improvement, see your doctor, take care ...Read more

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Have sinus of valsava of 3.8mm with mild aortic regurgitation cardiologist ok'ed exercise is isometric exercises ok in moderation nothing to extreme?

Have sinus of valsava of 3.8mm with mild aortic regurgitation cardiologist ok'ed exercise is isometric exercises ok in moderation nothing to extreme?

Sinus of Valsalva: Need more details. Which sinus because 2 of 3 are where a coronary artery originals. Discuss with the Dr. who did the testing as he knows which one. Ask if you only have 2 instead of 3 as 2 more likely to have aortic regurgitation at your age. Ask what is the reason for the regurgitation. You should probably take antibiotics before dental procedures but ask team. ...Read more

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Would someone who has chronic sinus allergies be at any significant risk for a brain aneurism due to frequent nose blowing over a long time?

Would someone who has chronic sinus allergies be at any significant risk for a brain aneurism due to frequent nose blowing over a long time?

Brain aneurism: Hello. I would worry about developing an aneurism with sneezing. If this were the case allergic rhinitis would not be present today. Rest easy, blow your nose when needed and see your doctor for therapy. ...Read more

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Can a symptomatic unruptured brain aneurysm stop showing symptoms headache symptoms and only show sinus symptoms?

Can a symptomatic unruptured brain aneurysm stop showing symptoms headache symptoms and only show sinus symptoms?

My interpretation: Not sure what you imply by "symptomatic", as most unruptured brain aneurysms cause no overt symptoms and are merely found when MRI is done looking for explanations of migraines. In my experience, the aneurysm does not cause headaches until rupture, which can be deadly. Aneurysm NEVER causes sinus symptoms. Can a Concierge visit help? ...Read more

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I'm having sinus and neck pain. What are some home remedies?

Need medical eval: For these complaints, you really need a medical evaluation so that the appropriate treatment suggestions are provided. In the meantime, warm, moist heat on your neck may help. Sinus pain may be from infection -- so please get to your physician! ...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