Aneurysm

Enlargement of an artery is called an aneurysm. It does not cause any symptoms until it ruptures, which can also be fatal. The risk factors for aneurysms are smoking and hypertension. Aneurysm of the arteries in the heart and the brain are the most common.

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My husband suffers from supracapular anuerysm. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 30 years old. He is generally in good health. Three weeks ago he noticed a pulsating mass above his clavicle. He has some shoulder pain, but no neurological or other symptoms. He went to his primary care physician and had an ultrasound yesterday, which reported that he has ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Aneurysms of blood vessels of the limbs are better treated than left alone because they will not decrease by themselves and can lead to rupture with day-to-day activity. The risk of rupture is increased with, Direct injury to the site. Raised blood pressure. The large si...  Read Full »

Will aortic dilation cause potential anuerysm?

Query: Hello doctor, I just received the report from a cardiac calcium scoring CT scan, and while my calcium score is zero, the report notes that my aortic root is dilated up to 3.7cm.I am a 42-year-old male. I had the CT scan performed because of recurring pain and tightness in my left arm, left side of m...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have classical symptoms of angina, like chest pain occurring every time or most of the time you exert (rather than occasional symptoms), then you will also need to undergo stress test as well. Because calcium scoring is not a reliable test to rule out the pos...  Read Full »

Is abdominal beating with no pain or discomfort a symptom of aortic aneurysm?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently I have noticed that the area around my abdomen is beating. This is happening for a bit of time but I have only noticed it now. This is not something I would normally be worried about but I have searched it up online and it has come up about something called an aortic aneurysm an...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is rare to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm at your age and without risk factors. Also, it is quite common to see pulsations in the abdominal region, which are normally transmitted pulsations from aorta even in individuals who are not skinny. And you do not have...  Read Full »

What is the recommended treatment for splenic aneurysm?

Query: Hi doctor, A year ago, I was told that I have a 1.5 cm splenic aneurysm after a CT scan. This week I had an MRI with and without contrast. The report was 4.2 fusiform aneurysm dilation of splenic artery, 4.6 mm x 6.5 mm splenic saccular aneurysm and minimal mural thrombus. Calcified wall with 3...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Goel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Splenic artery supplies blood to the spleen and it may become dilated over a small portion leading to aneurysm formation. Generally, small splenic aneurysms do not need any treatment but those of more than 2 cm should be treated. The treatment options are open technique a...  Read Full »

Which will show brain aneurysm clearly, MR angio or CT angio?

Query: Hi doctor, Three months ago, I had an MRA of the brain as I have weird headaches that time. The result showed a little thing, which they thought could be a small aneurysm between 1 mm and 2 mm. But, they were not sure whether it is an aneurysm or anything on the arteries. So, they advised me to go f...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. CT angiography has sensitivities of 77% to 97% and specificities of 87% to 100% for picking up an aneurysm. MR angio sensitivity and specificities are way less than CT angio. So, when CT angio is negative for an aneurysm, it is good news. Even more important to know is t...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Viagra is you have an aneurysm?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 54 year old male with complex medical histories, including a current splenic artery aneurysm, an occluded right vertebral artery, historical major spinal cord trauma from intradural schwannomas (removed twice) and multiple liver hemangiomas. I have had occasional erectile dysfunct...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to me, it is better to avoid Viagra as it is a vasodilator. But, the final decision should take after consulting your cardiologist. First, rule out the psychogenic causes of erectile dysfunction. Because, there is no need to take Viagra (Sildenafil), if it is ...  Read Full »

Is headache a symptom of venous aneurysm?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a 8 x 12 mm sac type aneurysm on the vein of Galen. I am 50 years old and otherwise in a good health. I have had bad headaches and nausea for about seven months. It led MRV and that found the aneurysm. I know the risks of an arterial aneurysm rupturing, but do venous ones rupture? ...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a very rare anomaly. Dilatation of entire vein is more common. Theoretically, there is a risk of rupture. But, in practice the most common complications are hydrocephalus and cardiac problems. You have not indicated whether the scan revealed hydrocephalus or not. ...  Read Full »

What causes sharp headaches and abrupt vision shifts?

Query: Hi doctor, For a week or two, while walking around, I have had the feeling that I was lightheaded or unsteady on my feet. It was not like the room shifting. Today, I have had a sharp headache above one eye. While sitting at my desk, my field of vision shifted abruptly. What does that sound like? I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms could be due to ocular migraine, brain lesion, vasculitis, hypertension and stress. I would suggest you to consult a neurologist and have yourself examined. You need to carry out MRI brain to exclude any brain lesion as the cause for your symptoms. Also, ha...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for PAN and multiple aneurysms?

Query: Hello doctor, My 21 years old daughter suffered from severe abdominal pain and vomiting one month back. I consulted a local physician for treatment. He gave some antibiotics, but no relief. I consulted gastrologist too. He prescribed some medicines, but no relief. He advised me to do the abdominal ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. The diagnosis of Polyarteritis nodosa looks quite certain. Microaneurysms, high blood pressure, and high CRP are favoring it as well. I understood that she had been started on steroids and Azoran (Azathioprine). My personal recommendat...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with ophthalmic ICA aneurysm. Can it get cured with regular medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I met with an accident and got a hit in the occipital region before a month. Though there is no pain or headache, had a check MRI scan last month. Incidental finding of ICA aneurysm. To confirm, had another MRI scan from a different hospital and that too revealed the same as ophthalmi...  Read Full »


Dr. Gerry Mike Palisoc

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern about the ICA (internal carotid artery) aneurysm. It is a good thing that you identified it early. The size is small. Aneurysm at this location is hard to operate on because of the depth, and the rupture rate (which we are concerned about) is...  Read Full »

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