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Berry Aneurysm in the Brain Overview

Another name for Berry Aneurysm in the Brain is Cerebral Aneurysm.

What is a cerebral aneurysm?
A person with a cerebral aneurysm has a swollen and weakened artery in the brain. An aneurysm can place pressure on the surrounding brain tissue, causing it to malfunction. If a cerebral aneurysm ruptures, it causes bleeding around the brain, called a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Severe bleeding can cause brain damage and permanent disability.

What are the symptoms of a cerebral aneurysm?
Symptoms of a cerebral aneurysm may include chronic headaches, vertigo, and nausea. A leaking aneurysm may cause severe headache, vomiting, neck stiffness, confusion, lethargy, and other neurologic symptoms.

How does the doctor treat a cerebral aneurysm?
A cerebral aneurysm is usually treated with medications and surgery.

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Last Updated: Aug 18, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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