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What causes brain aneurysm and how to prevent them? are they pathologic or genetic related disease?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not clear: There are frequently no warnings and no associated diseases.
Dr. Michael Chen
Neurology 22 years experience
Area of research: There are several processes thought to contribute to the formation of a brain aneurysm, rarely a single process. Some rare connective tissue diseases such as Marfan's or ehlers danlos or kidney diseases like polycystic kidney disease have been strongly correlated. We are actually evaluating the role of hormones. Please feel free to review our guide on aneurysms in women. www.chicagoaneurysm.com.

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Last updated Feb 18, 2015

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