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welcome to the chat
are you still there?
are they planning on coiling the aneurism?
You had an aneurysm or you have one?
I am not entirely clear
i have an aneurysm,and i have been told there is nothing else the surgeon can do
Did they discuss the option of bypass surgery
bypass for the arm
8 months ago the aneurysm was 2.5 cm long the surgeon now believes it is no longer prudent to explore further as it has thrombosed
fair enough, but they can do bypass surgery
did you see the link above
surgeon reckons that by pass would be too big as it is each side of the elbow joint
well they can do bypasses for the hand, so I imagine that it is possible for the arm
Where is your surgeon located?
any leaders as to where to go for a second opinion.doc said the only option would be to go in through my chest collapse my lung and do some kind of operation involving nerves in my back.
that is what I was going to suggest.
UK or USA?
I would check out this clinic:
If they cannot help you, they can certainly refer you to someone who can
how dangerous is that and what isthe chance of sucess,alsoif i stay as i am what is going to happen to my arm in the future.
I don't know the results of your angiogram and your other medical problems, so the person who can answer this is the surgeon
but I would HIGHLY recommend that you get this second opinion instead of accepting loss of your arm
check out the clinic I sent you
you have a thrombosed artery- your only option is stenting or bypass
so I would get a second opinion from a private vascular specialist
Let me know what they say
I will check in with you in 3 weeks
thanks at least it is some where to go.
you are welcome
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