I'm new here and glad I found a forum dealing specifically with brain aneurysm. I had my 8.5mm unruptured right paraophthalmic ICA aneurysm coiled in 11 January 2011. The annie was discovered by accident during an MRI for tinnitus. I had a few TIA episodes after my coiling which my neurosurgeon is still trying to get to the bottom. I had a prothrombotic screen done (to check for any blood clotting disorders and Factor V Leiden) which came out all normal. Now I have 3 appointment letters, one with my neurosurgeon, one with a vascular doctor and one for an MRI neck and the suspense is building. In one of my early follow-up appointments, doctor said there is some blockage to an artery in my neck and that only one artery (the right side) has blood flowing through. But this is nothing to worry about apparently as one side is enough to compensate for the other (something about circle of willis). Hope I find answers here somehow and hope I can help someone in some way. I have read the posts under Coiling canceled after they found a dissected artery during operation by Darcy and it makes me wonder. How visible would a dissected artery be during a CT Angiogram? Would it be possible that this could be missed and the IR proceeds with the coiling?
I'm counting the days to my appointment/s as I have so many questions to ask the neuros, etc...
Thanks for listening to me.