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Learning About Brain Aneurysms

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:

  • Confusion
  • Double vision or loss of vision
  • Drooping of an eyelid
  • Weakness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Numbness
  • Seizures
  • Speech impairment
  • Stiff neck 

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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