Navigation Links
Brain Aneurysm Rupture Risk Tied to Location, Size
Date:9/25/2008

Those greater than 13 millimeters in width twice as likely to burst, study finds

THURSDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of a brain aneurysm rupturing over time depends on the location and size of the aneurysm, according to a new Mayo Clinic study.

The international study found that people with aneurysms in the back of the brain had a slightly higher risk of rupture than those people with aneurysms in the front of the brain. Those with aneurysms greater than 13 millimeters in diameter were at least twice as likely to have them rupture, compared to those whose aneurysms were 7 to 12 millimeters in diameter.

The study was to be presented Sept. 25 at the World Stroke Congress meeting in Vienna, Austria.

"When one compares the risk of rupture determined in this study to the risk of treatment for an aneurysm, it appears that these risks are similar for small aneurysms less than 10 to 12 millimeters in size. It is unclear whether these aneurysms need to be treated in all patients, and this will be clarified with further research," study lead investigator Dr. Robert Brown, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, said in a news release issued by the clinic.

The findings are based on a long-term study of more than 4,000 North American and European patients with an unruptured brain aneurysm, an abnormal sac or tiny balloon on a blood vessel to the brain. Aneurysms can rupture and bleed into the area between the brain and the surrounding membrane, leading to stroke and death. An estimated 6 million people, or 2 percent of all Americans, have brain aneurysms, and about 25,000 ruptures occur every year, according to the Mayo Clinic.

More information

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has more about treatment options for brain aneurysms.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Mayo Clinic, news release, Sept. 25, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Surgery May Not Help Most People With Narrowed Brain Artery
2. VA Announces Changes to the Disability Rating Schedule for Traumatic Brain Injuries and Burn Scars
3. Family History Key Player in Brain Cancer Risk
4. Getting lost -- a newly discovered developmental brain disorder
5. Whole brain radiation increases risk of learning and memory problems in cancer patients
6. New Brain Fitness Program to Fight Memory Loss
7. A Piece Of Mind: Vitamin B12 May Protect the Brain in Old Age
8. Sensor Detects Levels of Brain Chemicals
9. Time Teaches Brain to Recognize Objects
10. Texas Brain and Spine Institute to Hold Second Annual Neuroscience Symposium
11. Vitamin B12 Key to Aging Brain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of ... award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , ... Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who ... with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, ... Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) ... will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research ... anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San ... Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from ... adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. ... articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 The Academy of Managed ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more ... that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that ... new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions in ... on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... --  Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: PULM ), ... today that it was added to the Russell Microcap ... set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June ... for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer Robert Clarke ... in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical needs, and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Any dentist who has made an ... current process. Many of them do not even offer this ... and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able ... such a high cost that the majority of today,s patients ... Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: