our daughter had a burst aneurism and another one that wasnt burst ,the surgeon said he couldnt coil her because she was under 40? five days later she died ?why not people under 40 .

I am so so sorry about the loss of your daughter...so tragedic...

God bless you...

I have no answer to your question, sorry....! colleen

I am soooooo sorry for your loss. I have never heard of such a thing. Sounds like a bad dr.

So sorry for your loss. I have never heard of that, I have been coiled twice and both times under the age of 40.

thank you for your wishes hunx

we were told at hospital that he wouldnt coil her as she was under 40 ?

maybe! she would have still been here if they had done we are looking into it ,

but we know it wont bring her back ;-(

hence me joining this site to see if anyone else has been refused coiling because of ther age ?

take care hun


yes we are looking into it hunxthank you

Dear Teresaann

Along with the other I also am so sorry for your loss. I am also at a loss why the Doctor had said it was due your daughter being under 40 that he couldn't perform a coil. I am sorry Teresaann, but you will find this is not the case, age may be a factor but there are certainly no age limits alone to coiling procedures. I was coiled at 39 years old, and I know of others that were younger.

I'm a little worried this is not what you really need to hear from others, and it may make you feel understandably confused and upset. I would kindly suggest that you go back to the surgeon in question, as only HE can give you the answer of why HE couldn't perform the coiling on your daughter as she was under 40 years old. We as survivors and supporters can only share our personal experiences and of course share your grief, but it is only the surgeon in question that can answer for his actions. I hope this helps.

Best Wishes


thank you gaynor

we are doing just that there has been lots of discrepances with our daughters case and we have approached a advocate who is delving into it along with us

so hopefully we will be getting some answers soon take care and thanks again

i do hope ive not upset anyone here by posting this if i have i apologise didnt mean too x

Hi Teresann,

firstly I can assure you, you will not have upset anyone on this site. And I can only apologise if in any way me suggesting you go back to the Dr in question for your answers made you feel in any way that we are not here for you to answer your questions. I was just truly worried you were going to find that many of us would like to have said "Heck, that is soooo not true... I've never heard of an age limit of under 40 , and many of us are here to prove it!

However to be honest I was a little unsure, how recent and raw this terrible loss is to you, or if you had addressed this with the Dr in question in detail and didn't wish for you to feel more hurt or understandable anger. But knowing now you have obviously asked the question and there are more discrepances I for one will gladly Stand and say.... Being under 40 is not a plausable explanation and questions should be asked and answered.

Best Wishes


so very sorry that you lost ur daughter…i was 41 when my 5mm anny ruptured…ive only heard of a coiling not being a possibility due to location or size of anuerysm…i hope u find answers soon and that dr did everything in his/her power to save her…love-n-prayers…michelle-n-texas

thank you for your thoughts and prayers hun we are looking into it all with help of a advocate but we still very emotional and its difficult trying to get our heads around it so to speak

youre all so kind thanks againx


thank you for advice gaynorx

I had 4 annies coiled at the age of 38. One burst. I hope you get the answers you are looking for. God Bless!

My 23 year old son was coiled 45 days ago at the Mayo Clinic in jacksonsville fla , I am so very sorry for your loss.

The following explanation was provided by the Mayfield Clinic, Ohio on its website and may provide the answer to the question. Be it right or wrong, I am sorry to hear of your loss.

The surgical decision

The treatment decision for observation, surgical clipping or bypass, or endovascular coiling largely depends on the aneurysm’s size, location, and neck geometry. The less invasive nature of coiling is likely to be favored in patients who are older, are in poor health, have serious medical conditions, or have aneurysms in certain locations. In patients younger than 40 years of age, the difference in the safety between coiling versus clipping is small. Therefore, the better long-term protection from bleeding may give patients with clipped aneurysms an advantage in life expectancy.


I read this and ok I sorta get it but since she had already had one that burst coiling or clipping the other would it have not been better to do one of them instead of leaving it for chance..Guess it does boil down to right or wrong..


I am so very sorry to hear about your daughter :-(

My prayers go out to you and your family! I hope that you get all the answers your looking for..

(( ))


I am sorry for your loss.

I am very curious because I am 35 and was clipped AFTER the surgeon said it would be coiling? From what I have gathered after the fact, coiling is a better option. Again, I am very sorry. There is no greater pain than losing a child. Unfortunately, I understand that pain. I know you may have heard it a million times by now, but as a mother that lost her child, it does get better and I found great comfort in my faith. I hope you find all the answers you need and I will pray for healing for you and your family.