Anne Fleming Posted January 11, 2011 Share Posted January 11, 2011 Hi My large aneurysm burst in Nov 07 and was coiled. They discovered a second small aneurysm at that time but said it was too small to treat - it's 2mm - as they didn't have coils small enough to treat it. I had a follow up MRI recently and saw the consultant yesterday who said that the second anni has stayed the same size, but they now have smaller coils so it would be treatable. However he said that treating a small aneurysm is more dangerous than treating a larger one and particularly where this one is situated. The statistics he quoted me were 1 in 200 chance of it bursting if left untreated and if I had the op, a 6-10% chance of it resulting in my having a stroke or death during the op. Apparently if an artery bursts where there is just a small anni, it is more likely to cause a stroke (I took it he meant ischaemic stroke but maybe not) as well as a bleed. Anyway, I've decided to do nothing and see what happens. I will be scanned again in 2 years time. I was just wondering if anyone else has been in this situation? It was one of those situations where the consultant seemed to hint that I would be better to do nothing but didn't seem to want to commit to advising me directly. Any thoughts on this? Warm wishes Anne Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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