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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


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Was in school &got brief tightness on lower section of skull. Neck fluttered right underneath it. No pain, but scared it's a tumor/aneurysm. I'm 18 :(?

Was in school &got brief tightness on lower section of skull. Neck fluttered right underneath it. No pain, but scared it's a tumor/aneurysm. I'm 18 :(?

Expected 2B benign: This kind of symptom would almost certainly be from a muscle. None of my patients with tumors or aneurysms ever mentioned this. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Stiff upper neck for a few days coupled with tingling in fingertips. The hypochondriac in me fears aneurysm. (do have gad). Other possible causes?

Stiff upper neck for a few days coupled with tingling in fingertips.  The hypochondriac in me fears aneurysm. (do have gad). Other possible causes?

Hypochondriasis: Is a terrible condition. You might become convinced you have every disease you read about on the internet! why not see your doctor for a check-up. There are so many causes, you can spend countless hours on the internet looking for something to worry about. Hope this helps! ...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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Could this be an aneurysm? Cannot bend over due to severe, alarming throbbing in head & neck. Have to sleep with 3 pillows. SOB as well.

Could this be an aneurysm? Cannot bend over due to severe, alarming throbbing in head & neck. Have to sleep with 3 pillows.   SOB as well.

Mgt: I would suggest seeing your PCP today, these are serious symptoms which may be related to a cardiovascular problem. Other conditions which may cause shortness of breath include a pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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I have a non smooth brain wide neck aneurysm 4.7 x 5.4 cm. at the right MCA bifurcation.Inferior aspect is dysplastic.Does this require surgery?

I have a non smooth brain wide neck aneurysm 4.7 x 5.4 cm. at the right MCA bifurcation.Inferior aspect is dysplastic.Does this require surgery?

You will need to: consult with a neurosurgeon.It may be possible for a interventional radiologist to perform a non-invasive procedure using platinum coils,thus avoiding a craniotomy.Consult with a Neurosurgeon.Good Luck. ...Read more

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Quick sharp headache on left side, lasts 3-5 seconds. I work on a computer 10hrs/day in constant neck pain. Sharp pain makes me worry about aneurysm.

Quick sharp headache on left side, lasts 3-5  seconds. I work on a computer 10hrs/day in constant neck pain. Sharp pain makes me worry about aneurysm.

Cervicogenic pain: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache that was often radiated in the orbital and frontal areas. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is a brain aneurysm or bleed on the brain rare at 19? I get headaches, sharp shooting pains and dull tension pains. I sometimes get stiff neck.

Is a brain aneurysm or bleed on the brain rare at 19? I get headaches, sharp shooting pains and dull tension pains. I sometimes get stiff neck.

Yes: A brain aneurysm or bleed on the brain is rare at ANY age. I can't figure why you'd jump straight to aneurysm or bleed on the brain when there are st least half a dozen wholly benign and common causes of your symptoms. I think you can safely look for somerhing else to worry about. ...Read more

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For a while now ive been getting this sharp pain in my neck and head that comes and goes. Could it be a pinched nerve or aneurysm?

For a while now ive been getting this sharp pain in my neck and head that comes and goes. Could it be a pinched nerve or aneurysm?

The potential: diagnoses for this symptom are quite extensive and include pinched nerve or aneurysm. You should see a health care professional for a thorough review of the historical information and a physical exam along with additional testing to determine the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My girlfriend who is 27 has a brain aneurysm. It is 3mm big and can not be coiled because it has a wide neck...How safe is the pipeline procedure?

My girlfriend who is 27 has a brain aneurysm. It is 3mm big and can not be coiled because it has a wide neck...How safe is the pipeline procedure?

Proceed carefully: The majority of the patients i see with newly diagnosed aneurysms are managed conservatively, or without an interventional procedure. There are several pieces of information to consider before deciding on whether embolization, including the pipeline, is appropriate. Please look over the brain aneurysm center for women at www.Chicagoaneurysm.Com for more info. We usually watch 3mm aneurysms. ...Read more

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My 10 y.o daughter has kawasaki disease and multiple giant aneurysms from her neck down, diagnosed at six weeks old. Is decompression an option at all?

My 10 y.o daughter has kawasaki disease and multiple giant aneurysms from her neck down, diagnosed at six weeks old. Is decompression an option at all?

Probably not: Giant aneurysms have been successfully decompressed by use of polyurethane endovascular stents. This has been done in cases where the aneurysm was pressing on adjacent structures causing complications. The procedure entails some risk and likely would not be feasible for multiple asymptomatic giant aneurysm. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for aneurysm or just wierd pain in neck and head?

Diagnosis: The cornerstone of therapy is an accurate diagnosis. You need one! ...Read more

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Left side of neck i feel pulse much clearer than right? Normal or could it be an aneurysm below or in neck?

No: More likely your artery position beneath the sternoclidomastoid muscle is variable on the 2 sides. You really cannot diagnose a carotid artery aneurysm by palpation. (really!) ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more