A cerebral or brain aneurysm is a cerebrovascular disorder in which weakness in the wall of a cerebral artery or vein causes a localized dilation or ballooning of the blood vessel. A common location of cerebral aneurysms is on the arteries at the base of the brain, known as the Circle of Willis. Aneurysms may result from congenital defects, preexisting conditions such as high blood pressure and atherosclerosis (the buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries), or head trauma. ...

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Brain Aneurysm Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... An unruptured brain aneurysm may produce no symptoms, particularly if it''s small. However, a large aneurysm may press on brain tissues and nerves, possibly causing a droopy eyelid or double vision. O...
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Causes
... Most brain aneurysms develop as a result of the wear and tear on arteries that comes with aging. Recent research indicates that brain aneurysms aren''t present at birth (congenital), as once was commo...
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Brain Aneurysm Prevention

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Prevention
... To try to prevent the development of a brain aneurysm or lessen the risk of rupture: Don''t smoke or use stimulant drugs. Both can cause a sudden increase in blood pressure and damage arteries. Limit ...
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Brain Aneurysm Treatment

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Complications
... Results of ongoing research known as the International Study of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms indicate that small unruptured aneurysms have a low risk of rupture. However, some brain aneurysms are...
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Treatment
... The decision to treat an unruptured aneurysm depends on a number of factors, including the type, location and size of the aneurysm, your age and general health and risks of treatment. Small, unrupture...
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Brain Aneurysm Support

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Coping skills
... Many people have small brain aneurysms that pose little risk of rupture. If you''ve had a ruptured brain aneurysm, you''ll need to recover from the effects of the damage the bleeding causes. Learn all...
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Brain Aneurysm Other

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Overview
... A brain aneurysm is a bulge in an artery in your brain. Also known as a cerebral aneurysm, the bulge may pose little risk to your health — as long as it''s small and it doesn''t rupture. An aneu...
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Cerebral Aneurysm Information Page
... A cerebral aneurysm is the dilation, bulging or ballooning out of part of the wall of a vein or artery in the brain. The disorder may result from congenital defects or from other conditions such as hi...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

   

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  • Cerebral Aneurysm Information Page
    ... A cerebral aneurysm is the dilation, bulging or ballooning out of part of the wall of a vein or artery in the brain. The disorder may result from congenital defects or from other conditions such as hi...

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