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Aneurysm, brain

An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel that's caused by a weakness in the blood vessel wall, usually where it branches.
Symptoms of a brain aneurysm
A brain aneurysm rarely causes any symptoms unless it bursts (ruptures).
Causes of a brain aneurysm
Brain aneurysms occur due to a weakness in the walls of the blood vessels in the brain. There are several reasons why this may happen.
Diagnosing a brain aneurysm
If it is suspected that you may have a brain aneurysm, a scan of your brain will usually be carried out.
Treating a brain aneurysm
Brain aneurysms can be treated using surgery if they have burst (ruptured) or there is a risk that they will.
Preventing a brain aneurysm
You cannot always prevent brain aneurysms, but there some things you can do to reduce your risk.
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