What are the signs and symptoms of brain aneurysm?
FOR BLADDER CANCER-HEHAD AN CEREBRAL BLEED ABT.10 YRS AGO AND THEY ALSO RUN IN HIS FAMILY.
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern about your husband.
I am not sure what is your question though, it seems that you are wondering if your husband had an aneurysm but that is hard to say without brain imaging reports. Many people may carry aneurysms without having any symptoms, only imaging of the blood vessels can evidence that..
If he has had a cerebral bleed 10 years ago I suppose that he has had brain imaging including contrast imaging of the blood vessels. So it would have shown if there was an aneurysm. If that was the case and it was responsible for the bleed it must have been intervened upon and excluded from the circulation, it would not pose any threat for this surgery he's about to have.
If on the other hand the imaging he had at the time didn't show any aneurysm you should feel reassured that he hasn't any brain aneurysm.
I remain at your disposal for other questions, but possibly with some more information on his prior bleed and the test results.
Thank you for the additional information. Now I understand what you wanted to ask.
There are some reported cases of aneurysm in patients treated with BCG. They are very rare though so the risk is very low.
Regarding the family precedents, these reported cases, they are not classic aneurysms like the ones your husband's family members suffered from. They are mycotic aneurysms, meaning due to a bacterial infection of the wall of the blood vessel. So their origin is completely different from classic aneurysms. For that reason your husband doesn't have any added risk due to his family history, risk is the same as with other patients.
I hope to have been of help.
A sclerotic area means an area where the there is increased bone tissue, overproduction of bone, a reaction of a bone towards a lesion, sort of like a scar. The sclerotic foci may be due to many reasons, they may be born or due to conditions like infarction, tumor, fractures, infections etc. Since you mention it to be unchanged I assume that they were seen on a previous imaging test as well. The fact they are unchanged is a positive info as it means that it is not a progressing active issue which makes threatening causes like cancer unlikely, should be a remnant of an old damage.
As for the hemangioma that is a common finding, a hemangioma is like those birth marks one may have on the skin, only it is situated in this case in the vertebrae, it is a benign finding.
Let me know if I can further assist you.
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