What is a brain aneurysm?
A brain (cerebral) aneurysm is an abnormal outward bulging or ballooning on the weak area/spot in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain.
Location of aneurysm in brain:
Network of blood vessels at the base of the brain called the circle of Willis.
Risk factors of Brain aneurysm
The following risk factors may increase either a person’s risk for an aneurysm or its rupture:
Causes of Brain aneurysm
Symptoms of Brain aneurysm
In most of the cases, a brain aneurysm causes no symptoms and goes unnoticed. It may get ruptured (causing a subarachnoid haemorrhage), releasing blood into the skull and causing a stroke, brain damage or even death.
Symptoms of ruptured or unruptured brain aneurysm typically depend upon the location and severity of aneurysm.
Symptoms of ruptured aneurysm
Symptoms of unruptured aneurysm
Large unruptured aneurysms may cause the following symptoms by exerting pressure on the adjacent brain or nerves:
Diagnosis of brain aneurysm
Symptoms of brain aneurysms also show in other medical conditions, so following diagnostic neuroradiology should be performed to identify both ruptured and unruptured brain aneurysms:
Treatment of Brain aneurysm
The main goal of treatment for brain aneurysm after it gets ruptured is to stop the bleeding and prevent potential permanent damage to the brain and reduce the risk of recurrence. Line of treatment depends upon the age and overall health of the patient, size of the aneurysm and presence of any additional risk factors. Small sized aneurysm are observed as their chances of rupture are low whereas large sized or symptomatic aneurysms need surgery.
The following treatment can be used for both ruptured and unruptured brain aneurysms:
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