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Cerebral aneurysm

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Overview

The tissue of the brain is supplied by a network of cerebral arteries. If the wall of a cerebral artery becomes weakened, a portion of the wall may balloon out forming an aneurysm. A cerebral aneurysm may enlarge until it bursts, sending blood throughout the spaces in or surrounding the brain.

Update Date 7/27/2014

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