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What sort of disorder is a cerebral aneurysm?

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Dr. Sean MacKenzie
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Blood vessel dilatio

An aneurysm is a problem of a blood vessel where the wall is weak or injury, causing it to bulge outward like a balloon.
Cerebral means in the brain. Cerebral aneursyms can lead to blood clots or bleeding in the brain, often referred to as a type of "stroke", or medically, a cerebro-vascular accident (cva). Sometimes they can be left alone, other times they need surgery.

In brief: Blood vessel dilatio

An aneurysm is a problem of a blood vessel where the wall is weak or injury, causing it to bulge outward like a balloon.
Cerebral means in the brain. Cerebral aneursyms can lead to blood clots or bleeding in the brain, often referred to as a type of "stroke", or medically, a cerebro-vascular accident (cva). Sometimes they can be left alone, other times they need surgery.
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
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3 comments
Dr. Larry Armstrong
As Dr. MacKenzie states, some aneurysms can be observed without surgery. Every cerebral aneurysm needs an evaluation by a neurosurgeon. There are no exceptions to this rule. Let your neurosurgeon decide for sure if your aneurysm can be watched or needs some type of intervention.
Dr. Eric Wang
Agree w/ Dr. Armstrong. Re: Dr. MacKenzie, I note that ruptured aneurysm and bleeding is the true risk; clots are not and in fact, treatment of aneurysms is often the CREATION of a clot in the aneurysm. Also, the best, up to date medical term for aneurysm bleeding is "hemorrhagic infarct." The terms "CVA" and "stroke" are not ideal and replaced by "brain attack" and "infarct."
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