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Can calcified brain aneurysms rupture?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Aneurysm brain

Any aneurysm in the brain, whether calcified or not has a risk of rupture.

In brief: Aneurysm brain

Any aneurysm in the brain, whether calcified or not has a risk of rupture.
Dr. James Goodrich
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In brief: Could be

Presence of calcification is indication of chronicity, and may be clue to prior local bleeding.
Size is most critical, as an aneurysm larger than 0.9 cm has a higher risk of rupture, and likely needs to have surgical correction.

In brief: Could be

Presence of calcification is indication of chronicity, and may be clue to prior local bleeding.
Size is most critical, as an aneurysm larger than 0.9 cm has a higher risk of rupture, and likely needs to have surgical correction.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes

Even if the aneurysm appears calcified on the ct scan, it frequently is not completely calcified.
There usually is a portion of the wall that is not calcified and is a weak spot that can rupture. Thus, calcified aneurysms can lead to subarachnoid hemorrhage.

In brief: Yes

Even if the aneurysm appears calcified on the ct scan, it frequently is not completely calcified.
There usually is a portion of the wall that is not calcified and is a weak spot that can rupture. Thus, calcified aneurysms can lead to subarachnoid hemorrhage.
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