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What are brain diseases related to blood vessels?

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  • Stroke: Sudden interruption of blood flow and oxygen to an area of brain tissue, which then may die (Cerebrovascular accident, or CVA, is another name for stroke.)
  • Ischemic stroke: A blood clot that lodges in a brain blood vessel, causing a stroke
  • Hemorrhagic stroke: Bleeding in the brain that creates pressure on brain tissue, causing a stroke.
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA): A temporary interruption of blood flow and oxygen to a part of the brain without damage to brain tissue
  • Brain aneurysm: A weak area in artery in the brain that swells like a balloon
  • Subdural hematoma: Bleeding on the surface of the brain
  • Epidural hematoma: Bleeding between the skull and tough (dura) lining of the brain
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage: Any bleeding inside the brain
  • Cerebral edema: Swelling of the brain tissue

From: Brain Diseases WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

SOURCES: Goetz, C., 3rd Edition Saunders, 2007. Goldman, L. Saunders Elsevier, 2008.

Textbook of Clinical Neurology, , Cecil Medicine,

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES: Goetz, C., 3rd Edition Saunders, 2007. Goldman, L. Saunders Elsevier, 2008.

Textbook of Clinical Neurology, , Cecil Medicine,

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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