First Aneurysm

I am having a pipeline stent on my 4mm aneurysm located on my carotid artery in my brain. So far, I have not been provided any other options. Has anyone had a pipeline stent put in and how have you felt afterwards. This is all new to me.

Hi Rog...If you go to the top of this page and click on groups ... there is a group for "Pipeline"....that may help you so much if you want other options...ask...why ... No Coiling...??? No Crainotomy...???

Hope this helps you out...~ Colleen


I had my 5m ICA coiled in July. If I were you I would get second opinion. My dr. didn't even want to fix mine when it was 4mm. If you have questions let me know.


Hi Rog,

I had a Pipeline implanted on July 31st. I had a few things going on that led them to find the aneurysm, so I can't give you a pure answer on how I felt afterward (nerualgia -- trigeminal and/or occipital), I've had headaches -- but they can't say whether it's due to the PED, the aneurysm or the nerualgia. Lots of folks do incredible after surgery, and most go back to work 10 days to 2 weeks later, taking only Tylenol for headaches. Some have migranes as well.

Hope this helps, if you have more questions feel free to pop in on the PED group.


I feel you should always get more opinions. The pipeline is the most recent procedure approved by the FDA in the states, you probably know that. However outside of the states it has been used since '08, and has proven to be very successful. Less complicated than the other procedures, coiling, crainotomy.

I am being treated for my first aneurysm as well, I have 3 aneurysums but they are going to treat two of them on the left side of my brain tuesday Oct 23rd. with the pipeline...I am nervous too. I have heard positive things about the PED. I wish you the best and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


I would think the pipeline procedure is a good thing, and has a been used outside of the country now since '08 very successfully. The FDA recently approved it here in the states. The stent and coiling, and the artery occlusion are older procedures that need to be done with certain anuerysms. The pipeline was designed for carotid artery and large inoperable anuerysms. Read the PED group site, and you can talk with everyone that has had it done already. You will feel better and more informed. I do feel the best thing to do though is to get other opinions.