Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
So I had my 6m ECHO today and doc says nothing has changed since my last echo. My enlarged aortic root/aneurysm is holding steady at 5.1 and my leak is still considered moderate. Even better news no more CT scans for me, doc feels due to my age that having an ECHO(now once a year) instead of being exposed to radiation once a year is good enough. He does say if the ECHO ever shows change or I start to develop any symptoms then of course a CT scan will be necessary.
Now let's just hope that my apt. with my neurosurgeon goes just as well. I had a tumor removed from my spinal cord about 5yrs before my aneurysm. I had my MRI done and now just need to see neuro. I looked over the results(most is a foreign language to me) and it seems I have some disc bulging and other things but they also suggest a MRA due to an accentuated appearance of the vascular anterior to the pons which could be related to ectatic vertebrobasilar vessels(again a foreing language). So instead of googling and scaring myself, I will just wait to see what surgeon has to say.
Take care and I'm thinking of all of you always.
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