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Why Most Brain Aneurysms Don’t Cause Symptoms

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Brain aneurysms are dangerous and sometimes fatal conditions if they burst. However, many brain aneurysms remain unruptured. In fact, research from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation shows that almost 2% of American adults might have an unruptured brain aneurysm and not even know it. If you are like many patients who visit their trusted neurosurgeon in … Read more

Are Brain Aneurysms Hereditary?

Brain aneurysms may have hereditary elements.

Brain aneurysms are not usually hereditary. If you aren’t already familiar, a brain aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel in the brain as a result of weakened vessel walls. The majority of them never rupture or cause any significant health problems. But when they do rupture they are life-threatening. A sudden, extreme headache … Read more

What Causes a Brain Aneurysm?

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Though aneurysms can appear anywhere in the brain, they are most common in arteries at the base of the brain. Specifically, a cerebral or brain aneurysm occurs when a weak spot in the brain’s arterial wall bulges and begins to fill up with blood. It may also be called an intracranial aneurysm, and at times, … Read more