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What is the best treatment for a brain aneurysm?

What is the best treatment for a brain aneurysm?

Depends: There are two main treatments for brain aneurysms. One is surgery and the other is embolization of the aneurysm. They both have good and bad issues to be discussed with your doctor.

Brain aneurysms are a serious matter. But, take your time and make sure you understand the risks of both the procedures. Then compare them to the risk of doing neither. ...Read more

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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If I had a brain aneurysm that burst 3 days ago & did not seek treatment, could I be feeling quite a bit better now?

If I had a brain aneurysm that burst 3 days ago & did not seek treatment, could I be feeling quite a bit better now?

Unlikely: Do not worry, as you have not experienced a ruptured aneurysm, but if you have started to experience new headaches at age 62, you need medical attention to discern etiology, as there may indeed be risk for future problems. ...Read more

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Can survivors of ruptured brain aneurysm live a normal life following medical treatment?

Can survivors of ruptured brain aneurysm live a normal life following medical treatment?

Yes: After a ruptured brain aneurysm, a patient can live a normal life after surgical/endovascular treatment of the aneurysm. It is important to secure the aneurysm and obliterate it to prevent a of re-bleed. Aggressive treatment up front to prevent potential causes of further insult to the brain are important-ie. Prevent rebleed, treat hydrocephalus, treat vasospasm (spasming of brain vessels post-bleed). ...Read more

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How can massage therapy help with a brain aneurysm?

How can massage therapy help with a brain aneurysm?

Massage/Cerebral An.: It is unlikely that massage therapy would "help with" a cerebral aneurysm. However, if as a result of the massage therapy the patients blood pressure was reduced or the patient was able to modify other risk factors, such as quitting smoking, the risk of aneurysm rupture might be reduced slightly. Always discuss therapies such as this with the physician treating your aneurysm. ...Read more

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Does massage therapy help victims of brain aneurysm?

Does massage therapy help victims of brain aneurysm?

I think worthwhile: Chances are on your side.

Anxiety, understandably, is a significant issue that accompanies a diagnosis of a brain aneurysm. You should continue to do most activities you are used to, including exercise but with gradual warmup. Please refer to the brain aneurysm center for women at www. Chicagoaneurysm. Com for additional helpful information that might be of interest to you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of cerebral aneurysm?

What is the best treatment of cerebral aneurysm?

Depends: If ruptured, outcome is better for coiling vs clipping based on isat trial. Otherwise if unruptured it depends on size, location, calcification, medical comorbidities of patient, and the experience of the cerebral vascular surgeon or endovascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of cerebral aneurysm?

What's the best treatment to get rid of cerebral aneurysm?

Surgery if feasible: A lot of aneurysm detected incidentaly are very small, need to be followed--but some need coiling or surgery urgently---the neurosurgeon will study each case in depth, considering symptoms, exam, mri, mra. ...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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Haven't exercised properly in 6 months, I'm terrified that if I work out I'll get a brain aneurysm or some sort of clot and die. But I need to get fit?

Haven't exercised properly in 6 months, I'm terrified that if I work out I'll get a brain aneurysm or some sort of clot and die. But I need to get fit?

Crikey, Juan!: Exercising doesn't cause brain aneurysms. NOT exercising also doesn't cause brain aneurysms. Sedentary people are MORE likely to get "clots" than active people. A healthy 18-y/o has nothing to fear from exercise. It sounds like you have more of a problem with severe anxiety & catastrophic ideation than with exercise. You may want to consider addressing that. ...Read more

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I had a brain aneurysm clipped last year and I'm still having headaches. Shouldn't they be gone?

Have it evaluated: It is certainly possible that some of the headaches may be related to surgical healing. However, there are well known long term sequelae from brain aneurysms-particularly if there was a rupture. Delayed hydrocephalus is one of those where the fluid in the ventricles does not absorb as well. This can easily be evaluated by your physician. ...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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I don't want to pass out, I'm really worried about a brain aneurysm. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

I don't want to pass out, I'm really worried about a brain aneurysm. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

A brain aneurysm: Is an out pouching of one of the vessels inside of the brain. The biggest concern is if this were to rupture. This in turn, could cause a person to loose consciousness. Monitoring and a discussion with a neurosurgeon about risks and potential for surgery would be warranted depending on size and severity. ...Read more

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If 1 in 50 people has a brain aneurysm, why aren't all people screened for them?

If 1 in 50 people has a brain aneurysm, why aren't all people screened for them?

Statistics: Though 1/50 people may have a small aneurysm, but the incidence of larger aneurysms that do pose a higher risk is much lower. Only 1/10, 000 will cause symptoms. If we operated on everyone with small aneurysms, we would harm more people than will be harmed by the aneurysms! ...Read more

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I'm 16 and have had a couple concussions, could I have a brain aneurysm?

I'm 16 and have had a couple concussions, could I have a brain aneurysm?

Response: Concussions do NOT cause brain aneurysms, and unless you have family hx of vascular malformations, signs of polycystic kidney disease, or abnormalities of your cranial nerves, would suggest not to be concerned regarding aneurysm, ...Read more

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Can concussions cause a brain aneurysm? I have had a couple and I'm worried. If they don't, then what does cause of cerebral aneurysm?

Can concussions cause a brain aneurysm? I have had a couple and I'm worried. If they don't, then what does cause of cerebral aneurysm?

Probably not: Concussions are not a common cause of brain aneurysms. These are believed to be more likely due to genetic factors and other "triggers" like high blood pressure. If there is family history of brain aneurysms you may be at higher risk. Other risk factors like smoking and excessive alcohol or drug use may put you at higher risk of aneurysms also. ...Read more

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What is a brain aneurysm?

What is a brain aneurysm?

Artery wall bulge: Normally blood vessels are smooth and even like a sipping straw. Occasionally the wall weakens from age, trauma, atherosclerosis, plaque and the wall bulges out kind of like blowing bubblegum. The wall becomes thinner than normal thus is prone to rupture which allows for bleeding to occur.
Aneurysms can occur on any artery cerebral (brain) is common, renal, aortic size is important. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of brain aneurysm?

What are symptoms of brain aneurysm?

Worst headache: Unfortunately, the most common symptom of aneurysms in the brain is when they rupture, which is often life threatening. Certain aneurysms can cause eye pain, for example, prior to rupture which can bring them to your attention sooner. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

How to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

You may not: A simple stable aneurysm of a cerebral artery can have no symptoms at all the rupture causing a " thunder clap" inyou head followed by intense headache and changes in consciousness. Occ siezures may occur and vomiting. If you are having frequent heaaches or trusl suspect something see a neurologist get a cat of the brain or cerebral angio depending on the neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of brain aneurysm?

What are the symptoms of brain aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: Cerebral aneurysm can lead to a sudden and unusually severe headache, nausea, vision impairment, vomiting, and loss of consciousness, or it can be asymptomatic. Ruptured aneurysm lead to severe headache, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness and headache. It can also cause stroke like weakness and sometimes seizures. ...Read more

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How likely is surviving a brain aneurysm?

How likely is surviving a brain aneurysm?

Approximately 50%: If it ruptures. Unruptured aneurysms carry a. 05-20% risk of bleeding per year. The wide variation in risk is due to aneurysm size, location, shape, and ongoing scientific controversies. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain aneurysm.?

Describe the features of a brain aneurysm.?

Size & location: It depends on the location, the size, the rate of growth & whether it has leaked or ruptured. Throbbing headaches which stay in one location are common but must be distinguished from migraine. New onset seizure, partial loss of vision or symptoms of stroke are other typical presentations but none are specific. Ct or MRI can rule in/out an aneurysm reliably. ...Read more

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What ca cause an unruptured brain aneurysm?

What ca cause an unruptured brain aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: Read this:

http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/cerebral_aneurysm/detail_cerebral_aneurysms. Htm

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How could I know if I have a brain aneurysm?

How could I know if I have a brain aneurysm?

Brain vessel scan: You might be asking because of a family history. Most brain aneurysms are discovered after they have either ruptured or become large enough to push on important brain structures. Oftentimes, brain vessel scans, (cta, mra or catheter angiography) may show an aneurysm. Most aneurysms discovered by accident don't need treatment. Mra would be recommended for screening. ...Read more

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If you had a brain aneurysm how would you know?

If you had a brain aneurysm how would you know?

May not know: Often asymptomatic. Can cause severe headache, visual changes, stiff neck, and other focal neurological abnormalities if the aneurysm is large enough or ruptures. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I die of a brain aneurysm?

Please tell me, could I die of a brain aneurysm?

If it ruptures: Having a brain aneurysm does not automatically mean you will die. If it ruptures, then there is a 40-75% chance of death. Treatment has advanced a lot in the last 10-15 years and can help prevent this from happening. See your doctor to find out more information. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have an unruptured brain aneurysm?

Neuro symptoms: Large unruptured aneurysms may present with symptoms of mass effect such as weakness or numbness or dilation of a pupil on one side. Most, however are small aneurysms and you will not know you have it without an mri/mra or a ctangiogram. These are specialized studies that have to be directed at the arteries of the brain. Family history or polycystic kidney disease increases the risk of an aneurysm. ...Read more

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Coiling or clipping, which is better for brain aneurysm?

Coiling or clipping, which is better for brain aneurysm?

Depends: Coiling is less invasive and associated with a much more rapid recovery than clipping. There is also evidence from prospective randomized trials that short term outcomes are better in coiling small ruptured aneurysms in certain pts. Clipping is more definitive with better long term aneurysm occlusion than coiling, however. This is particularly important in pts younger than 40 years old. ...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