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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

A medical condition in which there is an outpouching of the wall of the blood vessel that supplies the brain. The most serious consequence of this outpouching is that the wall is weakened and can rupture, leading to massive ...Read more


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Are brain aneurysms hereditary? Can it stay dormant for a generation?

Are brain aneurysms hereditary? Can it stay dormant for a generation?

Yes: Yes. Please see the links below for more information http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23399038 http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17290171. Read more

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What causes a brain aneurysm to develop then rupture for people in their early 20s? Hereditary? Lifestyle choices like smoking? Please elaborate

What causes a brain aneurysm to develop then rupture for people in their early 20s? Hereditary? Lifestyle choices like smoking? Please elaborate

Brain aneurysm young: What causes a brain aneurysm to develop then rupture for people in their early 20s? Hereditary? Lifestyle choices like smoking? Please elaborate. ANS: 1 cause is inherited high BP called glucocorticoid remedial HTN. Also rare families with short fingers. I specialize in these and happy to do 2nd opinion. Need pictures of hands. Others have inherited weak artery walls. BCPs increase risk. Read more

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My mom died if a brain aneurysm at 42. Her migraines got much worse prior. Mine now are too. A both have behcets. Could this be hereditary?

My mom died if a brain aneurysm at 42. Her migraines got much worse prior. Mine now are too. A both have behcets. Could this be hereditary?

Probably: Your question is made more complex by your medical history and that of your mom. Behchets syndrome, which can lead to vasculitis involving the arteries of the brain. This could result in bleeding from break down of an artery, similar to how an artery bleeds from a berry aneurysm that ruptures. There appears to be genetic predisposition to susceptibility to behchets syn. And to berry aneurysms. Read more

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Seen stats on risk of hving two 1st degree fam with brain aneurysm bt what aboutmy risk having one 2nd and one 3rd deg die frm ba early40's? Pater side

Seen stats on risk of hving two 1st degree fam with brain aneurysm bt what aboutmy risk having one 2nd and one 3rd deg die frm ba early40's? Pater side

MRA/CTA: If you are so concerned about a cerebral artery aneurysm, just cut to the chase, get a mra /cta brain circle of willis and know for a fact if you do have any aneurysm or not. If you do have one then go see neurosurgeon and see if there is anything that can be done instead of wasting time speculating. Read more

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What is brain aneurysm?

What is brain aneurysm?

Abnorml blood vessel: A brain aneurysm is an abnormal ballooning out of a blood vessel in the brain. The concern is that the aneurysm is weaker than normal blood vessels, and that it is of risk of bursting, something which could cause a stroke or even death. Read more

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What's a brain aneurysm?

What's a brain aneurysm?

Berry aneurysm: The most common and classic brain aneurysm is the berry or saccular aneurysm. These appear as a ballooning at the branchpoints of cerebral vessels typically at the base of the brain in the circle of willis. These are usually asymptomatic until there is a devastating hemorrhage from them. The treatment is to obliterate the aneurysm with surgery or endovascular (coiling techniques). Read more

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What is a brain aneurysm?

What is a brain aneurysm?

Artery wall bulge: Normally blood vessels are smooth and even like a sipping straw. Occasionally the wall weakens from age, trauma, atherosclerosis, plaque and the wall bulges out kind of like blowing bubblegum. The wall becomes thinner than normal thus is prone to rupture which allows for bleeding to occur. Aneurysms can occur on any artery cerebral (brain) is common, renal, aortic size is important. Read more

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What causes a brain aneurysm?

What causes a brain aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: Read this: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/cerebral_aneurysm/detail_cerebral_aneurysms. Htm Read more

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What can cause a brain aneurysm?

What can cause a brain aneurysm?

Mostly hereditary.: Nobody knows fo sure, but mostly hereditary factors. Connected to polycystic kidney disease. Read more

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What are symptoms of brain aneurysm?

What are symptoms of brain aneurysm?

Worst headache: Unfortunately, the most common symptom of aneurysms in the brain is when they rupture, which is often life threatening. Certain aneurysms can cause eye pain, for example, prior to rupture which can bring them to your attention sooner. Read more

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How often can brain aneurysms occur?

How often can brain aneurysms occur?

Brain aneurysm: Estimated incidence is 1-6% of the population. Read more

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Can a brain aneurysm change someone?

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Can a brain aneurysm change someone?

Yes: An aneurysm can cause a change in personality if it leaks or puts pressure on nearby brain tissue in the frontal lobes. It should be treated since it could rupture any time and be fatal. Recovery from a leaking aneurysm usually causes some change in the person but many times this gets better over a few years. Read more

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Chances of surviving a brain aneurysm?

Chances of surviving a brain aneurysm?

No: Prognosis is bad if untreated, undetected. 25 % will die immediatly, 25 % later in hospital stay, 25 % will have severe neurological problems. Early detection early intervention had good prognosis add to w**f I am glad you survived, early intervention is the answer good luck. Read more

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What age can you get an brain aneurysm?

Any age: Aneurysms can occur in any age group but often rupture in your 40-50s. Risk factors for rupture and growth include smoking and uncontrolled high blood pressure. Read more

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How to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

How to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

You may not: A simple stable aneurysm of a cerebral artery can have no symptoms at all the rupture causing a " thunder clap" inyou head followed by intense headache and changes in consciousness. Occ siezures may occur and vomiting. If you are having frequent heaaches or trusl suspect something see a neurologist get a cat of the brain or cerebral angio depending on the neurologist. Read more

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How quickly do brain aneurysms develop?

How quickly do brain aneurysms develop?

Middle Age: Most occur in 30-60 year olds, seldom in children. Female > males. Run in family's and Increased in smokers and Cocaine abusers (Hypertension) Read more

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What are the symptoms of brain aneurysm?

What are the symptoms of brain aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: Cerebral aneurysm can lead to a sudden and unusually severe headache, nausea, vision impairment, vomiting, and loss of consciousness, or it can be asymptomatic. Ruptured aneurysm lead to severe headache, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness and headache. It can also cause stroke like weakness and sometimes seizures. Read more

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Brain aneurysm -- what are the sypmtoms?

Brain aneurysm -- what are the sypmtoms?

Worst headache: The classic symptom is having "the worst headache of my life." sometimes there may be other symptoms like visual changes or pain in the head or dizziness. Read more

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How fast does a brain aneurysm develop?

How fast does a brain aneurysm develop?

Weakness in artery: An aneurysm grows because of weakness in the muscle in an artery's wall. Smoking, uncontrolled high blood pressure and some genetic diseases can increase your likelihood of developing aneurysms. Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more