Brain aneurysms are caused by weakened sections in the walls of blood vessels. These may be hereditary or the result of a previous injury.
Often, an aneurysm will have no symptoms unless it pushes on other structures in the brain or breaks open. This may result in a sudden, severe headache. Other symptoms of a ruptured brain aneurysm include:
Patients with ruptured brain aneurysms should seek immediate medical attention. Atlantic Neuroscience Institute’s Brain Aneurysm Center, located at Overlook Medical Center, provides a variety of diagnostic and treatment options for this condition.
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