According to Mayo Clinic, a brain aneurysm is a bulging blood vessel that is found in the blood vessels of the brain. The blood vessel can stay stabilized or it can leak or rupture, causing major medical problems. More »

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The typical treatment options for aneurysms near the heart are medications and two types of surgery: open abdominal or open chest repair and endovascular repair, explains the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. An... More »

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According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, recovery from an aneurysm can take anywhere from a few days to several months, depending on whether the aneurysm ruptured and the type of treatment received. If the aneurysm do... More »

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The effects of a brain aneurysm vary a great deal from short-term to long-term deficits, according to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Sometimes personalities are affected when people experience changes in behavior, mood a... More »

Recovery time following a craniotomy for a brain aneurysm is about three to six weeks, and recovery from endovascular repair is usually about one to two weeks, according to MedlinePlus. For each surgery, complications su... More »

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The causes of a massive stroke include a blood clot lodged in an artery in the brain, a blood clot that forms somewhere else in the body and travels to the brain, and the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain, according... More »

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A brain stem stroke occurs when an obstructed blood vessel cuts off circulation or a blood vessel bleeds in the part of the brain known as the brain stem, the American Stroke Association says. The brain stem controls bre... More »

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