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CT scan shows possible brain aneurysm. Family history of brain aneurysm. Main concerns?

After undergoing a C/T scan following a concussion, my doctor told me that they found an "additional finding." I either have a tumor hanging down from my pituitary gland or, as she thinks, a brain aneurysm. Both my father and paternal grandmother died of brain aneurysms. My father was in his 70's and in overall poor health. My grandmother, however,was only 62 and in good health. I am 60, a non-smoker, and in relatively good health. I teach high school, so I'm also quite tough - you have to be. What should be my main concerns? I have an MRI scheduled for Monday after school. Thanks for your input. Debbie Kelly
Asked On : Sun, 13 Oct 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

I have gone through your case details. As per that, there is an incidental finding, which could either be a tumor or an aneurysm.

The diagnosis would get further clarified once we have the MRI reports. Until then, there is no need to worry.

In the case of a tumor, surgery may be required.
An aneurysm in the brain can either be treated by surgery or without a surgery (an endovascular procedure).

I hope it helps.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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