- Q Is a ruptured brain aneurysm fatal?
A ruptured brain aneurysm is often fatal. About 40 percent of people who suffer from a ruptured brain aneurysm die within the first 24 hours. Complications account for an additional 25 percent of people who die within six months. Of those who survive,... Full Answer
- Q How can I know about aneurysms in my brain?
Dr. Rafael Alexander Ortiz, NeurosurgeryBrain aneurysms are usually asymptomatic (no symptoms). An aneurysm of the brain can rupture and create a hemorrhage (bleeding) inside the head. When a brain aneurysm ruptures, the most common symptom is a severe headache ("worst headache of my... Full Answer
- Q Are there specific disorders that increase the risk of brain aneurysm?
Yes, some congenital disorders increase the risk of getting a brain aneurysm. These include: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. This is a connective tissue disorder that impairs blood vessels. Marfan's syndrome. This is another connective tissue disorder.... Full Answer