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What is the best treatment for patients with aneurism?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on details

An aneurysm is a blood vessel (artery) that has a widened (dilated) portion.
They can be in many places, such as in the brain, in the heart arteries, in the aorta, in arm or leg arteries, etc... Treatments will depend on where the aneurysm is, how big it is, how likely it is to grow or burst, how healthy the patient is, how easy or how hard it is to get to the aneurysm, etc... Details matter!

In brief: Depends on details

An aneurysm is a blood vessel (artery) that has a widened (dilated) portion.
They can be in many places, such as in the brain, in the heart arteries, in the aorta, in arm or leg arteries, etc... Treatments will depend on where the aneurysm is, how big it is, how likely it is to grow or burst, how healthy the patient is, how easy or how hard it is to get to the aneurysm, etc... Details matter!
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Agree with Dr. Sarin

As stated, treatment is dependent on size, location, shape (conformation) and neck size of an aneurysm.
Today, most neurosurgeons want to offer patients intravascular coiling preferentially over craniotomy with clipping for aneurysms. This cannot always be accomplished but when it can, it is the procedure of choice.

In brief: Agree with Dr. Sarin

As stated, treatment is dependent on size, location, shape (conformation) and neck size of an aneurysm.
Today, most neurosurgeons want to offer patients intravascular coiling preferentially over craniotomy with clipping for aneurysms. This cannot always be accomplished but when it can, it is the procedure of choice.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Location dictates RX

Asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms less than 5.
5 cm in size, iliac artery aneurysms less than 3.5 cm, and thoracic aneurysms less than 6 cm can usually be managed with blood pressure control, smoking cessation, and atherosclerosis risk factor treatment. Above these sizes, and in certain cases with symptoms or rapid growth, intervention is needed, and minimally invasive treatments now exist.

In brief: Location dictates RX

Asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms less than 5.
5 cm in size, iliac artery aneurysms less than 3.5 cm, and thoracic aneurysms less than 6 cm can usually be managed with blood pressure control, smoking cessation, and atherosclerosis risk factor treatment. Above these sizes, and in certain cases with symptoms or rapid growth, intervention is needed, and minimally invasive treatments now exist.
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Where is it?

It depends on the location of the anuerysm and the size of it.

In brief: Where is it?

It depends on the location of the anuerysm and the size of it.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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