7 years ago I was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. I have been on the watch and wait plan since then. last year I had to switch neurologists (my doc left the the hospital I went to).
I had another angiogram done with the new doc and he suggested I get it repaired due to its shape (wide neck and daughter sacks).
I went to the Mayo clinic and they stated we could operate or wait.
We decided to wait.
A year later - I had the worst migraine of my life, I was vomiting and blood started squirting out of my nose. I really thought “this was it” Went to the ER and had all the scans and they said it hadn’t changed in shape or size in a year.
Now that that headache is gone, I wondered - what if that was a bleed, would I have survived, am I foolish not to get this fixed, did the nose bleed when i was vomiting stop a bleed? I am confused what to do.
I am 47 - fairly healthy (crossfit, runner, biker), non smoker, have a 24 year old and a 6 year old child.
Here is the details of my (one) aneurysm:
Wide-necked aneurysm of the anterior communicating region (2.8 x 3.4 x 2.5 mm)
pointing directly anteriorly with 2 small daughter sacs on the surface of the dome. This
is amenable to endovascular embolization but would require adjunctive technique such
as stent assistance or balloon remodeling.
mayo clinic said clipping is the safest choice, more complications for coiling because of how small it is, I read that sometimes the surgery has complications.
I decided i will see what the doctor says, but most of me wants to get this repaired so i can forget about it.
Thanks for being here. My wife thinks I worry too much and I shouldn’t worry about it especially since it hasn’t changed ins shape or size for 7 years.
I am sending my images to Mayo clinic for their review and suggestion… I suspect he will say the same thing, the rik is about the same.
According to the phase score I have a 1.7% chance of burst in 5 years, however that does not take into account of the two daughter sacs (thin wall bumps) on it.
Not sure what to do…
Thank you and have a blessed day