Brain Aneurysm Directory
A brain aneurysm, also called cerebral aneurysm, is a bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain. Most brain aneurysms cause no symptoms and are discovered during tests for another, usually unrelated, condition. When symptoms are present, they may include severe headaches, blurred vision, changes in speech, and neck pain, depending on the areas of the brain that are affected and the severity of the aneurysm. In rare cases, a cerebral aneurysm can rupture, releasing blood into the skull. If this happens, you may have a stroke or die, so even mild symptoms should be evaluated by a doctor. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes cerebral aneurysm, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Brain Aneurysm-Topic Overview
What is a brain aneurysm?A brain (cerebral) aneurysm is a bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain. In most cases, a brain aneurysm causes no symptoms and goes unnoticed. In rare cases, the brain aneurysm ruptures, releasing blood into the skull and causing a stroke.When a brain aneurysm ruptures, the result is called a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Depending on the
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Symptoms of Stroke
Understand the symptoms of stroke from the experts at WebMD.
Angiogram of the Head and Neck
Angiogram of the head and neck is an X-ray test that uses fluoroscopy to take pictures of the blood flow within the blood vessels of the head and neck.
Stroke Prevention Lifestyle Tips
If you've already had a stroke, preventing a second one is a top priority. WebMD checks with the experts and offers lifestyle tips that can help prevent future strokes.
Stroke Recovery and Arm Rehab: Important Questions
WebMD answers questions about what to expect following a stroke, from recovery and rehab to finding support.
Stroke and Surviving Stroke: A Personal Story From Jill Bolte Taylor
Stroke survivor and author of "My Stroke of Insight," Jill Bolte Taylor describes her personal experience with stroke, stroke recovery, and stroke warning signs.
Know How to Spot a Stroke? Most Don't
Seconds count when it comes to surviving a stroke. WebMD tells you how to recognize the warning signs.
Slideshows & Images
Brain (Human Anatomy): Picture, Function, Parts, Conditions, and More
WebMD's Brain Anatomy Page provides a detailed diagram and definition of the brain including its function, parts, and conditions that affect it.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Understanding Stroke
Pictures help explain the symptoms, causes, and dramatic lifesaving treatments for stroke -- including when to call 911.