2 mm basilar tip aneurysm

Hi, I’m new here. I was just diagnosed with 2 mm basilar tip aneurysm, my neurologist is referring me to a neurosurgeon. I am scared, I don’t know anything about this. Does anyone think they will do anything to treat this?

Hello @Barb
Welcome to our group. I hope that you will get answers from other members. It’s actually a blessing to have been diagnosed with an aneurysm, most of us didn’t know that we had anything like this and one day it just ruptured. You can read more about my journey in my profile.
I’m not a doctor, but I guess that you will be recommended to have a “wait and watch “ approach as your aneurysm is small. The neurosurgeon will make an assessment of other health conditions that you might have. Many of our members are in the group of “watch and wait “ and has been doing this for years. You can search by writing the words if you tap the magnifying glass at the top of our portal and you will find many posts. If they recommend it to be taken care of, it’s not as bad as it might sound. To have a rupture is worse, much worse. That’s based on my own experience and might not be true for everyone.
What you can do in the meantime is to make sure your blood pressure is within normal range, if you smoke it’s recommended that you stop.
I scan understand that this makes you feel anxious, that’s normal. A daily walk can make wonders.
I hope you will get answers from other members and that you will have an appointment with a neurosurgeon soon.
All the best to you.

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