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my husband has been diagnosed with an aneurysm around his kidney.

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my husband has been diagnosed with an aneurysm around his kidney. What is
the treatment?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Hello,
Welcome to justanswer.com and thank you for your question.
I am going to assist you with your question.

Sorry to hear about his problem.

Has he been given diagnosed with Renal Aneurysm?
Is he having abdomen pain? Please tell me little more about his symptoms.
Is he suffering from any medical condition or on any medication ?

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

the doc didn't call it renal just said it was around his kidney.


My husband was having chest pains, shortage of breath and giddiness,


this is what sent us to seek medical attention about 6 weeks ago.


The doc initially thought he has lung cancer but his lungs are clear and yes he is a smoker but has cut down to 2 a day, he is stubborn.


Is not on any medication, has a great dislike of taking any pills, potions etc for anything. He is not suffering from any medical condition.

Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Dear Customer, Thanks for providing quick additional information.
I can understand your concern.

Yes, aneurysm around kidney could be due to Renal artery aneurysms, These can occur around kidney.

These are dilated outpouching of the vessels that supply blood to the kidney.
In general if the aneurysm is larger than 15mm, or the patient is female an of child bearing age, then treatment is considered.
The line of treatment consists on coil embolisation, often using stent.
He would further need computed tomography angiography (CTA), it gives the best anatomic view of the aneurysm and arteries branching of it.

There are new techniques like stenting, endovascular embolization to treat this condition.
Doctor also prescribe Antiplatelet drugs.

Reference- http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/463015-treatment

If aneurysm is small and he don't have any symptoms, then doctor may suggest a watch-and-wait (observation) approach, rather than surgery.

Large, fast-growing or leaking aneurysm require immediate surgery.
He need to be seen by Vascular surgeon immediately, so that right line of treatment can be selected and given.

Please let me know how I can be of further assistance.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.











Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My husband has no symptoms apart from the pain in the


middle of his chest, which has occurred twice now. Should this


happen with renal aneurysm?

Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Dear Customer,

Well, Renal aneurysm can occur even without any visible symptoms.
It is possible that he may be suffering with abdominal aneurysm, It is located below the kidneys and is called an infrarenal aneurysm.
Yes, abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause pain in middle of chest.

He need to be seen by Vascular surgeon immediately, so that right line of treatment can be selected and given.

Please let me know how I can be of further assistance.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.





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