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A brain aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel in the brain which leads to weakness in the veins wall. It may leak or rupture, causing bleeding into the brain (hemorrhagic stroke). Most often a ruptured brain aneurysm occurs in the space between the brain and the thin tissues covering the brain. Common signs of a ruptured aneurysm include:

  • Sudden and extremely severe headache

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Blurred or double vision

  • Sensitivity to light

  • Seizure

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Confusion

While an unruptured brain aneurysm may produce no symptoms. If one is diagnosed to have brain aneurysm; It is best to visit your doctor for proper assessment and management. You may visit your family doctor or a specialist (neurologist) when it comes to brain aneurysm issues and concerns. If someone who complains of a sudden and severe headache and may have loses consciousness; bring patient to the nearest emergency medical institution or hospital near you. #aneurysm #brainane...

First we have to know that an aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel caused by a weakness in the blood vessel wall, usually where it branches. As blood passes through the weakened blood vessel, the blood pressure causes a small area to bulge outwards like a balloon. It may develop in any blood vessel in the body, but the two most common places are:

  • the abdominal aorta – the artery that transports blood away from the heart to the rest of the body

  • the brain

Most brain aneurysms only cause noticeable symptoms if they burst (rupture). This leads to an extremely serious condition known as a subarachoid haemorrhage, where bleeding caused by the ruptured aneurysm can cause extensive brain damage and symptoms such as:

  • Intense headache - a blinding pain unlike anything experienced before

  • stiff neck

  • sickness and vomiting

  • pain on looking at light

If the risk of rupture is considered low, a policy of active observation is normally recommended. This means...

The medical term for an aneurysm that develops inside the brain is an intracranial or cerebral aneurysm or commonly called brain aneurysm. It is a weak bulging spot on the wall of a brain artery very much like a thin balloon or weak spot on an inner tube. Over time, the blood flow within the artery pounds against the thinned portion of the wall and aneurysms form silently from wear and tear on the arteries. As the artery wall becomes gradually thinner from the dilation, the blood flow causes the weakened wall to swell outward. This pressure may cause the aneurysm to rupture and allow blood to escape into the space around the brain. A ruptured brain aneurysm commonly requires advanced surgical treatment.

A ruptured brain aneurysm is a medical emergency. If you suspect someone has had a brain hemorrhage, which could be caused by a ruptured aneurysm. If this happens, bring patient immediate to the nearest emergency medical institution or hospital. #aneurysm #health #hemorrhage #brainaneury...

Brain aneurysm bulges out of a weakened spot in an artery wall. The weakening results from an abnormal loss of the tissue making up the muscular layer of the artery. If that weak area ruptures, blood flows into the brain cutting off oxygen to brain cells, a situation that can cause permanent disability or even be fatal.

it can be similar to heart attacks. Just like a person may have no warning of an impending heart attack, there almost is never a warning that a brain aneurysm is about to rupture. Fortunately, through imaging screening techniques, individuals at high risk of harboring a brain aneurysm can be identified easily with non-invasive imaging tests.

Two quick and safe ways to screen for aneurysms include MRI with MRA (Magnetic Resonance Imaging with angiography) and CT with CTA (Computed Tomography with Angiography). Images that are obtained during these studies will reliably detect aneurysms as small as 2 mm. There are advantages and disadvantages of each of these types of studi...

Statistics about brain aneurysm:

  • About 90% of all brain aneurysms produce no symptoms

  • Brain aneurysms are most prevalent in people ages 35 – 60, but can occur in children as well. The median age when aneurysmal hemorrhagic strokeoccurs is 50 years old and there are typically no warning signs. 

  • ​4 out of 7 people who recover from a ruptured brain aneurysm will have disabilities.

  • Most aneurysms are small, about 1/8 inch to nearly one inch, and an estimated 50 to 80 percent of all aneurysms do not rupture during the course of a person’s lifetime. Aneurysms larger than one inch are referred to as “giant” aneurysms and can pose a particularly high risk and can be difficult to treat.

  • 1 in 4 survivors of a rupture experience some permanent disability

  • Ruptured brain aneurysms account for 3 – 5% of all new strokes.

  • The annual rate of rupture is approximately 8 – 10 per 100,000 people or about 30,000 people in the United States suffer a brain aneurysm ruptur...

An aneurysm is a weak area in a blood vessel that usually enlarges. It’s often described as a “ballooning” of the blood vessel. Aneurysms usually develop at branching points of arteries and are caused by constant pressure from blood flow. They often enlarge slowly and become weaker as they grow, just as a balloon becomes weaker as it stretches. Aneurysms may be associated with other types of blood vessel disorders, such as fibromuscular dysplasia, cerebral arteritis or arterial dissection, but these are very unusual.

An aneurysm is usually located along the major arteries deep within brain structures. When approaching an aneurysm during surgery, normal brain tissue must be carefully spread apart to expose it. Aneurysms can occur in the front part of the brain (anterior circulation) or the back part of the brain (posterior circulation).

Unruptured brain aneurysms are typically completely asymptomatic. These aneurysms are typically small in size, usually less than one half inch in diameter...

Remember that knowledge is power.  Let us first learn what brain aneurysm really is.  A brain aneurysm is actually a bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain. It often looks like a berry hanging on a stem. It may leak or rupture, causing bleeding into the brain (hemorrhagic stroke). Most often a ruptured brain aneurysm occurs in the space between the brain and the thin tissues covering the brain. A ruptured aneurysm quickly becomes life-threatening and requires prompt medical treatment. A sudden, severe headache is the key symptom of a ruptured aneurysm. This headache is often described as the "worst headache" ever experienced.

Are you experience a deep fear that you might be suffering from brain aneurysm? Well don’t!! Do not waste your time worrying. It is definitely not healthy for you. Who know, it may just be an ordinary headache or migraine. To be sure, visit your neurologist for proper assessment. They are in the position to say and identify if you have such a...

Aneurysm is a ballooning at a weak spot in an artery wall. It may leak or rupture, causing bleeding into the brain (hemorrhagic stroke). Most often a ruptured brain aneurysm occurs in the space between the brain and the thin tissues covering the brain. Neurologist use multiple tests to confirm a brain aneurysm diagnosis:

  • MRA: A magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) scan is a type of MRI scan that’s specifically for blood vessels.

  • CTA: This is a special type of CT scan that focuses on the blood vessels.

  • Angiogram: For a traditional angiogram, doctors insert a catheter (a thin tube) into your body to see your blood vessels more clearly. It’s the gold standard for diagnosing brain aneurysms because it gives a 3-D view of an aneurysm, offering precise details that help determine the best treatment for you.

If you’re with someone who complains of a sudden, severe headache or who loses consciousness or has a seizure; Immediate seek medical advise or bring patient to the...

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