FAQ: Brain Aneurysms

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  • What Is a Brain Aneurysm?
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  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm

What Is a Brain Aneurysm?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) describes a brain aneurysm (also referred to as cerebral aneurysm) as an abnormal bulge or "ballooning" in the wall of an artery in the brain. It is sometimes referred to as a "berry aneurysm" because the shape resembles a small berry. They can occur anywhere in the brain, but are typically located along a loop of arteries running between the underside of the brain and the base of the skull. (Photo: Getty Images/Custom Medical Stoc)

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