Brain Aneurysm

Posted by billieb @billieb, Sep 17, 2016

Are brain aneurysms bilateral? What is the chance of recurrence?

Hi @billieb, welcome to Connect! Did you recently experience a brain aneurysm?

I’d like to introduce you to a few members who may be able to help find you some answers. Please meet @hopeful33250, @irvkay312, @safetyshield and @johnbishop.

Hi @billieb and welcome to Mayo Connect. What type of treatment have you had for your brain aneurysm? How was it diagnosed? Please feel free to share some more information as you feel comfortable. It will help us to get to know you better.

Hi @billieb, I also want to welcome you to Mayo Connect. I am not able to answer your questions but I did find a website that may be able to provide you the answers you are looking for – http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_aneurysm/detail_cerebral_aneurysms.htm. Hopefully others will be able to help you find answers to your questions.

Thanks to all of you for your response. Fifteen years ago, I had a massive ruptured brain aneurysm which was clipped with a large aneurysm clip. I would have to look up the size on the surgery report. I have had absolutely no problems since that time. Recently, I have begun to have some minor headaches again. I have been told that aneurysms are bilateral and usually recur after about 10 years, so I am a little concerned and wonder if I should have a CT scan to check it out.

@billieb

Thanks to all of you for your response. Fifteen years ago, I had a massive ruptured brain aneurysm which was clipped with a large aneurysm clip. I would have to look up the size on the surgery report. I have had absolutely no problems since that time. Recently, I have begun to have some minor headaches again. I have been told that aneurysms are bilateral and usually recur after about 10 years, so I am a little concerned and wonder if I should have a CT scan to check it out.

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@billieb, have you talked with your doctor about the headaches and your concern? If you haven’t already I would recommend setting up an appointment to discuss your questions and the possibility of having a CT scan to check it out. I think it pays to be proactive.

@billieb

Thanks to all of you for your response. Fifteen years ago, I had a massive ruptured brain aneurysm which was clipped with a large aneurysm clip. I would have to look up the size on the surgery report. I have had absolutely no problems since that time. Recently, I have begun to have some minor headaches again. I have been told that aneurysms are bilateral and usually recur after about 10 years, so I am a little concerned and wonder if I should have a CT scan to check it out.

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@billieb Thanks for the additional information! While I’ve never had a brain aneurysm I would agree with John’s answer below. Whenever I have a concern I call or email my doctor. They are best equipped to address your concerns. Keep us posted and let us know how it works out for you. Being proactive is always a good thing. Best wishes! Teresa

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