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(also known as Endovascular Coiling)
Endovascular coiling was introduced by Guido Guglielmi at UCLA in 1991. It consists of passing a catheter into the femoral artery in the groin, through the aorta, into the brain arteries, and finally into the aneurysm itself. Once the catheter is in the aneurysm, platinum coils are pushed into the aneurysm and released... more at Wikipedia

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Brain Injury
Overall, 89% (90 Members) find Coiling helpful

Coiling Reviews

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I am writing on behalf of my wife. She cannot see well enough to communicate.
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I changed my email address and somehow lost all of my email friends on this site. My user name used to be janetlynne. It is now janet1597. Hope my friends find me
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anti seizure medication
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After the stent assisted coiling I had no side effects at all.
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the surgery was successful 100% occlusion my life has changed headaches anxiety
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The aneurysm was in the right place so everything worked out good. I do have side effects like :
Memory loss.
Actually the list can go on for quite a ways. But considering, I'm kdoing ok.
Working / Worked
I did fine with the exception of having 2 blood clots going to my lungs which lengthened my hospital stay.
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Mine was called a giant aneurysm, and was coiled in 1998.
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It seemed to work. The headaches are still there at times. I was also diagnosed with Arnold Chiari Malformation, so symptoms are similar at times.
Working / Worked
Coiling worked great for me. No side effects.
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  1. Discussion: Enlarged aneurysm of Anterior Communicating Artery
    Best wishes, hope your healing is going well. Mine was 6mm too. They did coiling for mine. Keeping you in positve thoughts! [More]
  2. Discussion: 27 years old 4.5mm aneurysm
    My dr told me i wouldn't be a good candidate for coiling because of the shape of the aneurysm, there were three tiny ones in the 4mm aneurysm, i know ... [More]
  3. Discussion: 27 years old 4.5mm aneurysm
    Thanks you for your replies. I am hoping the results of my angiogram on Friday will allow for coiling as a treatment. Shas22 I'm curious as to how you... [More]
  4. Discussion: COILING ON SEPT 17TH - ADVICE
    Hello: I am going in to have my brain aneurysm coiled on Sept. 17th - I'm very anxious. Any advice for me? When could you go back to work? Did yo... [More]
  5. Discussion: Just found out - 6mm brain aneurysm
    By the way, I am having COILING not clipping - I must have been reading about clipping here when I wrote that in my first post, sorry. [More]