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  Cerebral aneurysm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cerebral or brain aneurysm is a cerebrovascular disorder in which weakness in the wall of a cerebral artery or vein causes a localized dilation or ballooning of the blood vessel.
A common location of cerebral aneurysms is on the arteries at the base of the brain, known as the Circle of Willis.
Rupture of a cerebral aneurysm is dangerous and usually results in bleeding into the meninges or the brain itself, leading to a subarachnoid hemorrhage or intracranial hematoma, either of which constitutes a stroke.
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 The Facts about Cerebral Aneurysm
A cerebral aneurysm (also known as an intracranial or intracerebral aneurysm) is a weak or thin spot on a blood vessel in the brain that balloons out and fills with blood.
Cerebral aneurysms can occur anywhere in the brain, but most are located along a loop of arteries that run between the underside of the brain and the base of the skull.
Cerebral aneurysms are also more common in people with certain genetic diseases, such as connective tissue disorders and polycystic kidney disease, and certain circulatory disorders, such as arteriovenous malformations - congenital malformations in which a snarled tangle of arteries and veins in the brain disrupts blood flow.
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 cerebral aneurysms, skull base surgery, skull base, neurosurgery, surgery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A cerebral aneurysm is an abnormally dilated segment of a blood vessel surrounding the brain.
Cerebral aneurysms are said to occur in 3-5% of the general population, are more common in patients older than 30, and are almost twice as common in women than men.
Aneurysms frequently have a thin wall and are particularly prone to rupture (bleeding).
www.skullbaseinstitute.com /treatments/cerebral_aneurysms.html   (1011 words)

  
 NeurosurgeryToday.org | What is Neurosurgery | Patient Education Materials | treatment options for cerebral aneurysms
A cerebral or intracranial aneurysm is a dilation of an artery in the brain that results from a weakening of the inner muscular layer (the intima) of a blood vessel wall (detailed description of cerebral aneurysms).
An aneurysm is clipped through a craniotomy, which is a surgical procedure in which the brain and the blood vessels are accessed through an opening in the skull.
Aneurysm clips come in all different shapes and sizes, and the choice of a particular clip is based on the size and location of an aneurysm.
www.neurosurgerytoday.org /what/patient_e/treatment.asp   (1453 words)

  
 Cerebral Aneurysm | aHealthyAdvantage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Aneurysms may also take the form of a bulge in one wall of the artery--a lateral aneurysm--or a widening of the entire artery--a fusiform aneurysm.
Aneurysms rarely occur in the very young or the very old; about 60% of aneurysms are diagnosed in people between ages 40 and 65.
Cerebral aneurysms can be caused by brain trauma, infection, hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), or abnormal rapid cell growth (neoplastic disease), but most seem to arise from a congenital, or developmental, defect.
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 Cerebral Aneurysm Fact Sheet: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Cerebral aneurysms are also more common in people with certain genetic diseases, such as connective tissue disorders and polycystic kidney disease, and certain circulatory disorders, such as arteriovenous malformations.
A saccular aneurysm is a rounded or pouch-like sac of blood that is attached by a neck or stem to an artery or a branch of a blood vessel.
Also known as a berry aneurysm (because it resembles a berry hanging from a vine), this most common form of cerebral aneurysm is typically found on arteries at the base of the brain.
www.ninds.nih.gov /disorders/cerebral_aneurysm/detail_cerebral_aneurysm.htm   (2859 words)

  
 Penn State Neurosurgery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cerebral aneurysms are abnormal bubbles on the blood vessels (usually arteries) in and around the brain.
Cerebral aneurysms are estimated to be present in about 5% of the general population and 20% of aneurysm patients may actually harbor multiple aneurysms.
Cerebral aneurysms are estimated to rupture at a rate of 1-2% per year.
www.hmc.psu.edu /neurosurgery/cerebralaneurysm.htm   (776 words)

  
 CPMC Neurosurgery - Cerebral Aneurysms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A cerebral aneurysm is an abnormal dilation or ballooning of a brain artery.
The diagnosis of a cerebral aneurysm is usually confirmed with an angiogram, a radiological picture of the blood vessels in the brain made by taking x-rays of the head after giving an injection of a contrast agent (mainly water and iodine salts) into the blood vessels.
A cerebral aneurysm is an aneurysm of a blood vessel in the brain.
cpmcnet.columbia.edu /dept/nsg/NSGCPMC/specialties/aneurysm.html   (1064 words)

  
 Cerebral aneurysm -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A common location of cerebral aneurysms is on the arteries at the base of the (That part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord) brain, known as the (A ring of arteries at the base of the brain) Circle of Willis.
In outlining symptoms of ruptured cerebral aneurysm, it is useful to make use of the Hunt and Hess scale of subarachnoid (Flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessels) hemorrhage severity:
The (A prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop) 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.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ce/cerebral_aneurysm.htm   (509 words)

  
 The Clinical Program for Cerebrovascular Disorders - Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology - Mount Sinai School of ...
The etiology of aneurysm formation is debated but is thought to be due to a small area of weakness in the blood vessel wall near a branch point of the blood vessel.
Aneurysm rupture is called Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH), and is accompanied by an extremely severe headache, typically described as "the worst headache of my life." Other manifestations of aneurysm rupture include nuchal rigidity (stiff neck) photophobia (intolerance of bright light), nausea, vomiting, seizures, paralysis and loss of consciousness.
Cerebral angiography is currently the only test sensitive enough to definitively confirm the presence of an aneurysm, and also provides critical information regarding the size, shape, and location of the aneurysm, as well as the presence of vasospasm.
www.mssm.edu /neurosurgery/cpcd/aneurysm   (1025 words)

  
 ENLmedical.com: Conditions And Concerns: Medical Encyclopedia: Cerebral aneurysm
Berry aneurysm is also associated with polycystic kidney disease and coarctation of the aorta.
Cerebral aneurysm is usually diagnosed by tests to determine the cause of bleeding within the brain.
The base of the aneurysm is closed off with clamps, sutures, or other methods that prevent blood flow through the aneurysm.
www.enlmedical.com /article/001414.htm   (655 words)

  
 eMedicine - Cerebral Aneurysm : Article by Emad Soliman, MD, MSc
Aneurysm is an abnormal local dilatation in the wall of a blood vessel, usually an artery, due to a defect, disease, or injury.
The diagnosis of posttraumatic aneurysm may be delayed or overlooked on CT scan because the lesion is often obscured by the presence of an accompanying hemorrhagic intraparenchymal contusion.
The role of diagnostic cerebral angiography in patients with nontraumatic SAH is to identify the presence of any aneurysms, to delineate the relationship of an aneurysm to its parent vessel and adjacent penetrating branches, to define the potential for collateral circulation to the brain, and to assess for vasospasm.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic3468.htm   (9264 words)

  
 National Headache Foundation: Cerebral Aneurysm
If an aneurysm further weakens and leaks blood into the brain tissue or if it ruptures, it then may create severe headaches and serious neurological conditions which may be life threatening.
The headache associated with an aneurysm is usually only present when the aneurysm is leaking or it ruptures.
An asymptomatic aneurysm is often treated by surgery either by placing a clip on it or by inserting a coil into the aneurysm during an angiogram.
www.headaches.org /consumer/topicsheets/cerebralaneurysm.html   (257 words)

  
 Symptoms of Brain Aneurysms or Cerebral Aneurysm Symptoms
Diagnosis of a ruptured cerebral aneurysm is commonly made by finding signs of subarachnoid hemorrhage on a CT scan (Computerized Tomography, sometimes called a CAT scan).
If the CT scan is negative but a ruptured aneurysm is still suspected, a lumbar puncture is performed to detect blood in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.
Cerebral angiography, the traditional method, involves introducing a catheter (small plastic tube) into an artery (usually in the leg) and steering it through the blood vessels of the body to the artery involved by the aneurysm.
www.brainaneurysm.com /aneurysm-symptoms.html   (355 words)

  
 Cerebral Aneurysm, Dr. Jho's Eyebrow Incision Cerebral Aneurysm Surgery, Cranial Surgery
A tiny skull opening is made for exposure at the skull base where the cerebral aneurysm is located.
After a surgical aneurysm clip is successfully placed at the neck of the aneurysm sac, the surgical opening is closed cosmetically.
Cerebral aneurysms can be reached through a two-inch skin incision and a small bone hole called a craniotomy.
drjho.com /aneurysm_surgery.htm   (416 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Aneurysm
An aneurysm is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of an artery, related to weakness in the wall of the blood vessel.
Pregnancy is often associated with the formation and rupture of aneurysms of the splenic artery (an artery leading to the spleen).
Clotting of the aneurysm occurs when blood stops moving inside the aneurysm, blocking further blood flow past the site of the aneurysm and depriving the tissues beyond of blood.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001122.htm   (649 words)

  
 Cerebral Aneurysms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An Aneurysm is a bulge in the blood vessel.
There are also delayed problems of water on the brain, (hydrocephalus), and narrowing of the blood vessels because of the irritation of the blood on the blood vessels known as Vasospasm.
The materials that are used to treat aneurysms are new and considered investigational, and require a special consent.
cpmcnet.columbia.edu /dept/cerebro/aneurysm.html   (669 words)

  
 STTI, Case SA0002, Care of the Patient With an Unstable Cerebral Aneurysm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
To educate the nurse in signs and symptoms of cerebral aneurysm in order to promote prompt treatment, and to educate the nurse in a normal therapeutic course for successful outcome of afflicted patients.
A grading scale developed in 1968 by Hunt and Hess classifies the cerebral aneurysm based on clinical symptoms with Grade I being asymptomatic, or minimal headache, to Grade V presenting with deep coma (Hickey, 1997).
Cerebral vasospasm is a narrowing of the lumen of the cerebral arteries believed to be caused by subarachnoid blood coating the outer surface of the blood vessels creating a focal vasoconstriction.
www.nursingsociety.org /education/case_studies/cases/SA0002.html   (2170 words)

  
 Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysm at Mayo Clinic
(See cerebral aneurysm research for details.) Knowing the risk of rupture helps physicians determine whether surgery or other intervention is needed or whether the patient should be monitored.
A cerebral aneurysm is an abnormal bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel supplying the cerebrum (brain).
Aneurysms can rupture and cause bleeding in the area between the brain and the surrounding membrane called the arachnoid.
www.mayoclinic.org /cerebral-aneurysm/index.html   (482 words)

  
 Cerebral Aneurysm
An aneurysm is a weak, bulging spot in an artery –; similar to a small, thin balloon or a weak spot on a tire’s inner tube.
Aneurysms can occur in any part of the body, but if one forms in the brain and then ruptures, a stroke is often the result.
Until an aneurysm expands and begins to create pressure, or ruptures, many people are unaware that they have an aneurysm.
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 Cerebral Aneurysm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cerebral aneurysms are weak balloon-like defects that protrude from arterial walls of intracranial vessels.
Neuroendovascular therapy is a highly effective treatment for a range of central nervous system conditions including cerebral aneurysm, acute stroke, intracranial and extracranial atherosclerotic disease, cerebral vasospasm, cerebral arteriovenous malformations, and cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
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www.aurorahealthcare.org /services/neuroscience/cerebral.asp   (323 words)

  
 Cerebral aneurysm, Family Guide to Neuromedicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A cerebral aneurysm is an area of the blood vessel in the brain which becomes weakened over time.
Sometimes the aneurysm does not rupture but causes pressure on one of the small nerves leaving the brain.
The most common presenting problem from an aneurysm is rupture with bleeding into the subarchnoid spaces, which is called a subarchnoid hemorrhage.
www.muhealth.org /~neuromed/aneurysm.shtml   (634 words)

  
 Cerebral Aneurysm -- eCureMe.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An aneurysm may press on areas of the brain and cause various symptoms (below).
Aneurysms may also rupture, causing bleeding in the brain.
Large Aneurysms are surgically clipped at their base to prevent rupture.
www.ecureme.com /emyhealth/data/Cerebral_Aneurysm.asp   (263 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Aneurysm in the brain
Risk factors include a family history of cerebral aneurysms, and some medical problems, including polycystic kidney disease and coarctation of the aorta.
Conventional cerebral angiography or spiral CT scan angiography of the head are the most sensitive tools to pinpoint the location and size of the aneurysm(s).
The decision to repair an unruptured cerebral aneurysm is based on the size and location of the aneurysm, and the patient's age and general health.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001414.htm   (1167 words)

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