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

To some degree. Brain aneurysms like most conditions have some genetic predisposition. Your physician can take a good family history and assess other risk factors to determine if testing such as mr angiography is indicated to detect them. Read more...
Some are. There is a component of genetics with brain aneurysms although most are congenital. If you have two first degree relatives with aneurysms or multiple aneurysms they could be genetic. Read more...
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...

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?

Possible. Migraines are indeed hereditary, but that does not mean you have an underlying aneurysm. However, in view of your family history, would suggest a ct-angio just in case, and perhaps kidney ultrasound or abdominal ct looking for polycystic kidney issues, which can be associated with aneurysms. Hopefully this will reassure you. Read more...
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...

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

Difficult to tell. There are no good statistics for your specific case although most people would agree that you have possibly an increased risk over the general population. I would talk to a specialist about your history some more and whether or not screening might be a good idea for you in particular. Read more...
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...

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...

What's a brain aneurysm?

Dilation of artery. A brain aneurysm refers to an abnormal focal dilation/outpouching of an artery supplying blood to the brain. These outpouchings can take on various shapes and sizes, and tend to arise along the base of the brain. Although each case is different, in general aneurysms are more prone to rupture and bleeding as they get larger. Read more...
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...

What causes a brain aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm. read this: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_aneurysm/detail_cerebral_aneurysms.htm. Read more...