brain aneurysm is a weak or thin spot on a blood vessel in the brain that balloons out and fills with blood. It is usually located along major brain arteries that run on the underside of the brain and the base of the skull.
Aneurysms can occur in all age groups but commonly between 50 to 60 years old. Women have a higher incidence of occurrence than men.
Most people with a brain aneurysm do not experience any symptom until it ruptures or becomes fairly large. At the time of aneurysm rupture, the following may occur:
This health information is brought to you by the National Neuroscience Institute.
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