Can an aneurysm move?

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Offline thedoc

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Can an aneurysm move?
« on: 06/10/2012 01:30:01 »
Alozeen Gabriel asked the Naked Scientists:
Good Day Dr Chris,

My mom has been suffering from severe headaches for approximately the past 13 years, she has been for various tests including an MRI as well as an angiogram. The doctors explained to her that she has an aneurysm in her head (not on her brain). They mentioned that her case is rather unusual and peculiar. When they did the angiogram they suddenly could no longer locate the aneurysm, which could mean that it is a "moving aneurysm"? They advised that they could clip the aneurysm, but they have not done the procedure as they could not locate the aneurysm. Do u perhaps know how to "dry up" and aneurysm, or what alternatives does she have available to her. She is still suffering severely with headaches on a daily basis.


What do you think?
« Last Edit: 06/10/2012 01:30:01 by _system »


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Re: Can an aneurysm move?
« Reply #1 on: 06/10/2012 11:17:29 »
lowering of  blood pressure could explain why the aneurysm has disappeared (spontaneously regressed) ...

Treating any high blood pressure, (hypertension), which could be the cause of the headaches and the aneurysm, seems a good idea.

Disease directly affecting (weakening) blood vessels like vasculitis can also cause aneurysm without high blood pressure, it could also cause headache too ...

A vasculitis syndrome may begin suddenly or develop over time. Symptoms include:

    headaches, especially a headache that doesn’t go away
« Last Edit: 08/10/2012 12:01:57 by RD »