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Cerebrum (Definition)

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


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What are some causes for brain aneurysms?

What are some causes for brain aneurysms?

Many factors: There are many conditions and factors that can lead to the formation of brain aneurysms. The most common are smoking and uncontrolled high blood pressure. There are also genetic conditions including connective tissue disorders and polycystic kidney disease that can lead to aneurysm formation. ...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 is the most common cause of brain aneurysms?

What is the most common cause of brain aneurysms?

Genetics: Defect in cerebral arterial walls which are often genetically determined, especially at branch points of the major brain arteries are the locations from which aneurysms arise. Hypertension and cigarette smoking are also big risk factors, especially hypertension. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of brain aneurysms?

What are the most common symptoms of brain aneurysms?

Hope symptoms occur: It is well known that most aneurysms announce presence with acute rupture and subarachnoid hemorrhage with rather high mortality rate. Early signs may include unilateral pupillary dilatation, possible double vision, maybe migraine type headaches, rarely a small sentinel bleed causing a stiff neck, possible transient ischemic stroke like symptoms. Major headache, nausea, vomiting stiff neck usual. ...Read more

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What are some facts I should know about brain aneurysms?

What are some facts I should know about brain aneurysms?

Best to avoid: Typically occur at vessels near base of brain, but can occur elsewhere. Most are congenital berry aneurysms, but some may be acquired later in life secondary to uncontrolled hypertension. The small ones are benign usually, unless they are infected, such as mycotic (bacterial endocarditis).. Seems that those larger than 9mm have a greater tendency to burst. If bleed occurs, it is an emergency. ...Read more

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