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Are brain aneurysms usually fatal?

Are brain aneurysms usually fatal?

Sometimes: There is good amount of study performed on the natural history of brain aneurysms. Aneurysms under 5 mm tend to have a low rate of rupture an hence not very dangerous. Conversely, the larger aneurysms (specially those larger than 1 cm) are very dangerous and every time they bleed kill 50% of the patients. Hence, if your aneurysm has not ruptured, it is important to discuss the risks with a md. ...Read more

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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

Brain aneurysm is 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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Do you know are all brain aneurysm's fatal?

Do you know are all brain aneurysm's fatal?

No: The majority can be handled by medical therapy, and the bulk of the remaining can be treated by interventional techniques or surgery. While a rupture of a brain aneurysm can be fatal, a large number of these can handled medically or interventionally. ...Read more

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Nrmal mra 8 years ago. 2 of my 2nd degree paternl relatives had fatal brain aneurysms age 38 42. My doc says no repeat mra needed. What should I do?

Nrmal mra 8 years ago. 2 of my 2nd degree paternl relatives had fatal brain aneurysms age 38 42.  My doc says no repeat mra needed.  What should I do?

Difficult question: I think you should be screened - see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/10648430 and: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/14752379 the fact that your relatives are 2nd degree relatives is reassuring. The fact is: no one knows the best screening frequency for this. I wish you well. ...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 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 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 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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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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How likely is surviving a brain aneurysm?

How likely is surviving a brain aneurysm?

Approximately 50%: If it ruptures. Unruptured aneurysms carry a .05-20% risk of bleeding per year. The wide variation in risk is due to aneurysm size, location, shape, and ongoing scientific controversies. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more