Basic Summary for Cerebral Aneurysm


Main name of condition: Cerebral Aneurysm
Other names or spellings: Brain Aneurysm

What is Cerebral Aneurysm?
  Brief description of Cerebral Aneurysm: Dangerous swelling of a brain blood vessel that may rupture.
  Parent types of Cerebral Aneurysm: Cerebrovascular Conditions, Aneurysm, Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Cerebral Aneurysm: brain
  Types of Cerebral Aneurysm: Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm, Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
Who gets Cerebral Aneurysm?
  Profile for Cerebral Aneurysm: Cerebral aneurysms occur more commonly in adults than in children and are slightly more common in women than in men, however they may occur at any age. 1
How serious is Cerebral Aneurysm?
  Prognosis of Cerebral Aneurysm: The prognosis for a patient with a ruptured cerebral aneurysm depends on the extent and location of the aneurysm, the person's age, general health, and neurological condition. Some individuals with a ruptured cerebral aneurysm die from the initial bleeding. Other individuals with cerebral aneurysm recover with little or no neurological deficit. Early diagnosis and treatment are important. 1
  Complications of Cerebral Aneurysm: see complications of Cerebral Aneurysm
What causes Cerebral Aneurysm?
  Causes of Cerebral Aneurysm: see causes of Cerebral Aneurysm
What are the symptoms of Cerebral Aneurysm?
  Symptoms of Cerebral Aneurysm: see symptoms of Cerebral Aneurysm
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Cerebral Aneurysm: see treatments for Cerebral Aneurysm

1. excerpt from NINDS Cerebral Aneurysm Information Page: NINDS

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