A brain aneurysm occurs when a blood vessel in the brain develops a thin or weak spot. The pressure of the blood against the weakened wall of the blood vessel then causes it to bulge out. Other terms used to describe aneurysms located in the brain include cerebral, intracranial or intracerebral aneurysm. Many aneurysms go unnoticed and untreated; however, if left untreated, aneurysms can burst and cause hemorrhagic stroke leading to brain damage or death. The interventional neuroradiologists of Houston Radiology associated diagnose and treat several kinds of neurovascular diseases and conditions, including brain aneurysms.
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There are several causes of brain aneurysms, and sometimes it may be a combination of factors, but knowing whether or not you are at a higher risk for developing brain aneurysms helps in the diagnoses and treatment to avoid future complications. The following is a list of risk factors that contribute to developing aneurysms:
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