Can you have an aneurysm in your sinuses?
Aneurysm of the aortic sinus, also known as the sinus of Valsalva, is a rare abnormality of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. The aorta normally has three small pouches that sit directly above the aortic valve (the sinuses of Valsalva), and an aneurysm of one of these sinuses is a thin-walled swelling.
Can a small aneurysm burst?
It may also burst or rupture, spilling blood into the surrounding tissue (called a hemorrhage). A ruptured aneurysm can cause serious health problems such as hemorrhagic stroke, brain damage, coma, and even death. Some cerebral aneurysms, particularly those that are very small, do not bleed or cause other problems.
How are patients with cavernous sinus aneurysms treated?
Patients with cavernous carotid aneurysms were discussed in a joint meeting with neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuroradiologists. Treatment was tailored to the individual patient, accounting for clinical presentation, patient age, comorbidity, and patient wishes.
Can a sinus rupture lead to subaranoid hemorrhage?
Rupture generally leads to carotid cavernous fistula and, rarely, to subarachnoid hemorrhage. In this study we report results of treatment in 85 patients with 86 cavernous sinus aneurysms.
How old are patients with sinus aneurysms?
In this study we report results of treatment in 85 patients with 86 cavernous sinus aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a 15-year period, 85 patients with 86 cavernous sinus aneurysms were treated. There were 77 women (91%) and 8 men, with a mean age of 55.5 years (range 26–78 years).
What happens when a carotid aneurysm ruptures?
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Aneurysms of the cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery generally exhibit a benign clinical course, with mass effect on cranial nerves. Rupture generally leads to carotid cavernous fistula and, rarely, to subarachnoid hemorrhage.