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Brain aneurysm is an abnormal bulging and protruding of one of the arteries inside the brain. Brain aneurysm mainly develops at the junctions of the large arteries present at the base of the brain, in a region called circle of wills. Brain aneurysm can be life threatening and one should seek immediate medical attention.

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Brain aneurysm

Brain Aneurysm

Cause | Symptoms | Treatments


Introduction to brain aneurysm

Introduction to Brain Aneurysm

  • Brain aneurysm is an abnormal bulging and protruding of one of the arteries inside the brain.

  • It’s a medical term that is characterized by abnormal widening or ballooning of a blood vessel in the brain, which has weakened over time.

  • Brain aneurysm mainly develops at the junctions of the large arteries present at the base of the brain, in a region called circle of wills.

  • Brain aneurysm can be life threatening and one should seek immediate medical attention.


Causes of brain aneurysm

Causes of Brain Aneurysm

Risk factors that doctors and researchers believe contribute to the formation of brain aneurysm include:

  • Smoking

  • High blood pressure and hypertension

  • Congenital resulting from inborn abnormality in artery wall

  • Family history of brain aneurysm

  • Other disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Polycystic kidney diseases, Marfan Syndrome, and Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD)


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  • Presence of arteriovenous malformation (AVM)

  • Drug use, particularly cocaine

  • Infection

  • Tumors

  • High cholesterol

  • Traumatic head injuries

  • Gender, women compared with men have an increased incident of aneurysm at a ration of 3:2


Symptoms of brain aneurysm

Symptoms of Brain Aneurysm

There are no particular symptoms; however, some of the probable ones are given below:

  • Severe headaches

  • Peripheral vision deficits

  • Perceptual problems

  • Thinking or processing problems

  • Speech complications

  • Short-term memory difficulty

  • Sudden changes in behavior

  • Decreased concentration


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  • Loss of balance and coordination

  • Fatigue


Diagnosis of brain aneurysm

Diagnosis of Brain Aneurysm

Diagnosis of brain aneurysm generally includes the following tests:

  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan: To detect bleeding in the brain.

  • Computed Tomography Angiogram (CTA) Scan: To locate the actual site of the aneurysm.

  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA): To obtain images and pictures of the blood vessels.

  • Cerebral Angiogram: It is an X-Ray test, employed to locate small (less than 5mm) aneurysm.


Treatment of brain aneurysm

Treatment of Brain Aneurysm

There are two main surgeries which are used to cure brain aneurysm:

  • Coil Embolisation

  • Surgical Clipping

    Coil embolisation: It is a procedure in which a small tube is inserted into the affected artery. Tiny metal coils are then moved through the tube into the aneurysm, thereby easing pressure and reducing its probability to rupture. This procedure is less invasive and more effective than surgical clipping.


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Surgical clipping: Itis another method, where a tiny metal clip is placed around the base of the aneurysm to isolate it from normal blood circulation. It also relieves the pressure and keeps it from rupturing. 

A brain aneurysm can be life-threatening if left untreated for long. The main dangers are suffering from a stroke or in extreme cases, death, especially if it ruptures and bleeds. However, its survival rates can increase by immediate hospitalisation and early detection.


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