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How are aneurysms diagnosed?
An aneurysm is often diagnosed using a variety of imaging equipment. Whether someone was brought to the hospital unconscious from a rupture or is waiting to undergo treatment for an unruptured aneurysm, similar detection methods are used to pinpoint the location, size, type, and any other characteristics of the aneurysm that will help the doctors make the best decisions about how to move forward.
CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
CTA (Computed Tomographic Angiography)
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography)
A brain aneurysm is a protruding bubble or sac on a blood vessel caused by a weak spot in the vessel wall that balloon out over time. Aneurysms have thin, weak walls and have a tendency to rupture causing hemorrhage into and around vital brain structures.
Factors that doctors and researchers believe contribute to the formation of brain aneurysms:
Traumatic Head Injury
Use of Alcohol
Use of Oral Contraceptives
Family History of Brain Aneurysms
Other Inherited Disorders: Ehler's Syndrome, Polycystic Kidney Disease, and Marfan's Syndrome
Although people with unruptured brain aneurysms may have headaches, this is often not associated with the actual aneurysm. Most people with unruptured brain aneurysms are completely asymptomatic have no symptoms, while others may experience some or all of the following symptoms, which suggest an aneurysm:
Cranial Nerve Palsy
Pain Above and Behind Eye
1. It's never to late to help.
2. When the aneurysm takes its place you and your family can become very frighten and confused because it takes no time for the worst to happen. Gather any facts and information you can about Brain Aneurysms and educate yourself this can help ease your confu
3. Awareness and research are key to surviving aneurysms.
4. Brain Aneurysm is shadowing in the dark, and we need to be more aware of it.