(Cerebral Aneurysm; Intracranial Aneurysm; Intracerebral Aneurysm; Aneurysm, Brain; Aneurysm, Cerebral; Aneurysm, Intracranial; Aneurysm, Intracerebral)
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- Pain behind the eye
- Numbness, sometimes on one side of the face or body
- Weakness on one side of the body or face
- Vision changes
- Drooping eyelid
- Differences between the size of the pupils
- Speech impairment
- Stiff neck
- Confusion or sleepiness
- Loss of consciousness
- Microvascular clipping—A neurosurgeon cuts off blood flow to the aneurysm.
- Microvascular occlusion—A neurosurgeon clamps off the entire artery leading to the aneurysm. Sometimes a bypass procedure (rerouting a new blood vessel) is done too.
- Control high blood pressure.
- If you smoke, talk to your doctor about ways to quit.
- Do not use illegal drugs.
Discuss with your doctor:
- Benefits and risks of oral contraceptives
- Whether it is safe to use daily aspirin or other pain medications that may thin the blood
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation http://www.bafound.org
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov
Brain Injury Association of Alberta http://www.biaa.ca
Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada http://www.heartandstroke.ca
NINDS cerebral aneurysms information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral%5Faneurysm/cerebral%5Faneurysms.htm. Updated February 23, 2015. Accessed March 11, 2015.
Vlak M, Rinkel, Gabriel J, et al. Trigger factors and their attributable risk for rupture of intracranial aneurysms: a case-crossover study. Stroke. 2011 May 5.
- Reviewer: Michael J. Fucci, DO
- Review Date: 03/2015 -
- Update Date: 05/02/2014 -
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