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4 yr old with temporal artery anuerysm

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 3, 2008
  • 08:13 PM

my son just had a anuerysm removed, was diagnosed as a temporal artery anuerysm. hes gonna be havin a CT done soon... last year he had a inginal hernia repaired. he has also had groth problems, he went from 60th percentile at age 1 to 0 and 5th pecenttile at age 3 but is now back to 50th at age 4. he was also diagnosed with an innocent heart murmur at 2 weeks of age and was born with a droopy eye lid which he will be havin surguey to repair soon. it just dosent seem normal for him to be havin all of these problems, especialy before age 5. im worried he has some diesease or disorder. any thoughts???

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  • I don't think you're mistaken to think that these things might be related. I recommend asking to see a genetic specialist. I also caution that the drooping eye can be *caused* by an unruptered aneurysm. I hope they have carefully ruled that out before they operate. This is very technical, but try here: http://www.emedicine.com/OPH/topic345.htm You might be able to find a medical librarian in your area who can help you decipher this information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/libraries.html
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    • December 4, 2008
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