10 weeks ago I had a 3-4 mm aneurysm clipped on the right posterior communicating artery. There was another aneurysm nearby that was too small to be clipped so the surgeon “wrapped” it. He also wrapped an infundibulum on the left side. The surgeon had said he wouldn’t know if the one on the left was a true aneurysm or an infundibulum until he got in there. It turned out to be an infundibulum. Has anyone had an aneurysm wrapped or knows someone who has? There’s not a lot of information out there about it. I know how it’s done and what material they use, but what is the long-term outlook? My surgeon is considered “one of the foremost experts in the world” so I am sure he knows what he is doing (!), but I am curious about it. I have not spoken to him since seeing him briefly in recovery when I was too drugged to say or remember anything. I had visits from the senior fellow on the surgical team (it’s a teaching hospital) and the nurse practitioner. I have been in touch with the NP via email about some minor complaints I had during the first weeks of my recovery, but that has been it. They want me to come back in a year which is great, I guess, though it seems strange that they wouldn’t want to see me or do a scan before then. I know I am lucky, and I am very grateful and thankful that I have had an incredibly good recovery from what was a pretty traumatic surgery. I tell people that I feel the same way I did the day before the surgery. And it’s true. I’m almost waiting for the other shoe to drop! (My only “complaints”: I still have some scabbing on a part of the incision which is surprising given the amount of time since the surgery, and I’ve noticed that my hair has thinned a bit, but I am hoping that that doesn’t continue. Maybe that topic is for another thread!)
Thanks for any input or helpful links!