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A 29-year-old male asked:

I have a two cm. cyst in my frontal left lobe of my brain. my grandmother had an anyurism and stroke. am i at a higher risk than most because of this?

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Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Probably not: The 2 cm cyst in your head/brain is presumably an arachnoid cyst and is not itself a risk factor for aneurysm. There is likely a hereditary component to some aneurysms, and often screening is done for people who have a first degree relative (i.e., parent, sibling, child) with an aneurysm. Having a single grandmother with an aneurysm likely does not increase your risk much if at all.
Last updated Mar 16, 2014

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