Internal carotid artery aneurysm
I am posting to hear from others with internal carotid artery aneurysm and what treatment, if any the doctors recommended.
I was having a CT scan for another reason and an aneurysm was discovered. Immediately had consults with neurology and neurosurgery and it was decided that it did not need immediate attention except taking a baby aspirin daily. It showed calcification that meant it had been there for a while. I have not had a stroke or other symptoms. I am 62 with no heart problems.
But when you here aneurysm, you fear the worst.
An angiogram was done few weeks later and results were:
Right common carotid artery cervical angiogram demonstrates an aneurysm of the right internal carotid artery upper cervical segment which measures 33 x 25 x 29 mm.
The surgeon said these types of aneurysm rarely burst and should follow up with another test after 6 months to see if there are any changes.
If you have had similar diagnosis, what advice are your drs giving you?
My doctors are at Mayo Rochester, so confident that diagnosis is correct.