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MRI of brain suggesting sinusitis and aneurysm. Brain angiography suggested. Can you explain what this means?

my son went to doctor and had to have a mri of brain, said he had sinusitis (nasal passages very swollen) said also showed up on it, something in it showing either an extra blood vessel or an anerysm. now he wants him to see a neurologist to possibly have a brain angiography done. does this seem right. if they can see all this, why can t they tell what it is
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Hi I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon.
On the basis of information provided it appears that your son has

Sinusitis - It refers to the infection of sinuses and presents as headache, nose block, nasal discharge, anosmia
Aneurysm - It refdrs to a sac of blood attached to the blood vessel. It appears there is intracranial aneurysm. This is because of the weak blood vessel wall and a part of that wall balloons out . It carries a risk of rupture and bleeding in cranial cavity. If it ruptures it can be life threatening. This also presents with headache. At times it may be asymptomatic.

If diagnosed in time or accidently I suggest you to consult a neurosurgeon to get the answer that clipping of vessel is required or not. May be you will require some more tests.

I hope this answers your concern
Feel free to contact me if you require more information about it

with regards
Ravinder Sharma

Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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