The Causes of Brain Aneurysms

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Brain Aneurysms
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Practicing in Weston, Florida, Dr. Badih Adada has performed approximately 4000 neurosurgical procedures in the past 15 years. As a practitioner with the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Badih Adada has undertaken numerous treatments for conditions such as brain aneurysms and achieved a track record of minimal complications.

Brain aneurysms occur at the junctions of the arteries that supply blood to the brain. Aneurysms involve bulging spots that emerge on the brain artery wall over a period of time as wear and tear occur. The pressure involved can ultimately cause a rupture in the vein, with blood escaping and filling the space surrounding the brain.

In many cases, brain aneurysms are completely asymptomatic, which makes them difficult to predict. More than 80 percent of aneurysms are saccular and involve a berry-shaped sac forming at the artery bifurcation.

Ruptures are rare events, with bleeding causing sudden illness and potential disability and mortality. Those who survive ruptures, often through prompt medical treatment, face a challenging, protracted healing period.

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Causes and Risk Factors of a Brain Aneurysm

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Brain Aneurysm
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For more than 15 years, Dr. Badih Adada has been working as a neurosurgeon. Currently working for Cleveland Clinic in Florida, he provides surgical treatments for complex pathologies of the brain. Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Dr. Badih Adada specializes in skull base and vascular neurosurgery, as well as brain aneurysms.

Brain aneurysms are most commonly located in the Circle of Willis, which is a junction of four arteries near the base of the brain. They result from a thinning of the artery walls and can be caused by several different things. Although aneurysms don’t form solely because of genetics, there is a link between the condition and family history. Individuals who have a family history of brain aneurysms are more likely to develop one than those with no family history. Further, personal history of aneurysms results in an increased risk of developing a second or third aneurysm later on.

There have been links made between the risk of brain aneurysms and gender and race. In general, African-Americans are more likely than whites to experience a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Women are also more likely to suffer this and they are more at risk of developing an aneurysm. High blood pressure, trauma, and abnormal blood flow in the Circle of Willis also increase risk. Once a brain aneurysm has formed, excessive exercise, sexual intercourse, and intense anger can all increase the risk of the aneurysm rupturing.