I had an MRA/MRI performed in August 2018 and the results showed a possible 1.3mm outpouching. The neuro radiologist suggested a CTA to look at the area in question closer. At the time he concluded it was likely to be a normal variant caused by the contour of my ICA. I had a second opinion with a neurosurgeon he stated he thinks I do have an aneurysm. I decided to wait 6+ months and repeat the MRA. I just repeated the test and the results still show the possible outpouching in the cavernous segment of the ICA. The neuro radiologist stated he’s not sure if it’s a normal variant because a infolateral trunk is common at the area in question and therefore could be in my case as well.
I’m a 39 year old male. I workout 6 days a week - weight lifting and run between 6 - 10 miles a week. I eat incredibly healthy and do not smoke, drink any alcohol or use drugs. I’m really confused and not sure what to do right now.
If this were an aneurysm is it likely it would have grown by even .1 mm over 7 months? Is it possible this is a normal part of my anatomy? I was told this is below my brain so does that mean it’s less likely to cause serious impairment or death IF it were an aneurysm and burst?