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A 31-year-old male asked:

How long does a brain aneurysm take to develop? i had a head mri 9 years ago and it was normal. i have a vein on my left temple that is close to the surface that often throbs.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Basics: Aneurisms are thought to originate from weak areas in blood vessels that are present for an undetermined period of time. Some become symptomatic in kids & some in adulthood. If you did not have a blood vessel study done specifically I don't know that a simple mri would identify such an area. Veins do not throb. What you are feeling is a normal artery in that position.
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