FAQ: Brain Aneurysms

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  • What Is a Brain Aneurysm?

Other Causes

"Other causes include trauma or injury to the head, high blood pressure, infection, tumors, atherosclerosis (a blood vessel disease in which fats build up on the inside of artery walls) and other diseases of the vascular system, cigarette smoking, and drug abuse. Some investigators have speculated that oral contraceptives may increase the risk of developing aneurysms," writes the NIH. (Photo: GettyImages)

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