Most brain aneurysms only cause noticeable symptoms if they burst (rupture). Because a brain aneurysms commonly occur on the larger arteries on the outside of the brain in the membrane that cover the brain (arachnoid mater), when they rupture this is called a subarachnoid heammorage, SAH. Symptoms of SAH are:
- Sudden headache and neck pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Convulsions (uncontrollable shaking)
- Weakness in arms and legs
Surgery on a brain aneurysm is not always needed or recommended. Factors that affect whether treatment is necessary include the health, age and medical condition of the person, the size and location of the aneurysm and the potential risks of surgery.
Within UNCH Haaglanden Medical Center is specialised in diagnosing and treating patients with a brain aneurysm. More information about this condition can be found on the NVvN website.