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Brain Aneurysm

Brain Aneurysm Causes

Most brain aneurysms typically develop due to the wear and tear on the arteries that is a result of aging. Aneurysms usually form at branches or forks found in the arteries. In rare cases, an infection or trauma to the head can also cause an artery can weaken and results in an aneurysm.

Brain Aneurysm Definition

A brain aneurysm is characterized by the bulge in a brain's artery. The most One of the most common types of brain aneurysm resembles a round berry that is attached to the artery. Such aneurisms can usually go undetected since it has no symptoms for years and as long as it does not rupture, it poses no real threats.

Brain Aneurysm Diagnosis

Diagnosis include imaging tests such as MRI and CT scans A cerebral arteriogram and a spinal tap may also be conducted.

Brain Aneurysm Symptoms and Signs

An unruptured brain aneurysm produces no symptoms, especially if it's small. However, in the case of large aneurysm, it tends to press on the surrounding brain tissues and nerves and causes numbness, a dilated pupil, drooping eyelid, vision changes, and pain above and behind the eyes.

Brain Aneurysm Treatment

Treatment of aneurism includes micro vascular clipping and endovascular embolization. Both of these procedures pose a certain amount of risk. Medications may also be prescribed such as anticonvulsant medications and shunt surgery.

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