A brain aneurysm develops when a blood vessel in the brain becomes enlarged. A brain aneurysm is often life threatening. This makes it critical to seek prompt medical treatment at a specialized facility with experienced specialists.
The most common brain aneurysm symptom is a sudden and extremely painful headache.
There are multiple types of brain aneurysms. A ruptured brain aneurysm is most often associated with a severe, immediate headache. Other symptoms of a ruptured brain aneurysm include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Neck stiffness
- Vision problems, such as blurry vision or double vision
- Light sensitivity
- Drooping eyelids
- Loss of consciousness
A leaking brain aneurysm occurs when blood is leaking from a blood vessel in the brain. Leaking brain aneurysms are associated with a sudden, extreme headache.
A unruptured brain aneurysm can have no symptoms when the brain aneurysm is small. However, large unruptured brain aneurysms can put pressure on brain tissues and nerves. This can result in the following symptoms:
- Pupil dilation
- Eye pain that is felt above and behind one eye
- Double vision
- Loss of feeling on one side of the face
Treatment of an aneurysm depends on its location of the aneurysm, and may include:
- Microsurgical clipping
- Endovascular surgery
- Aneurysm coiling
Crouse experienced neurosurgeons offer the latest treatment options for brain aneurysm care, including microvascular surgery techniques and minimally invasive endovascular techniques.
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