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Brain Aneurysm

Brain Aneurysm

A brain (cerebral) aneurysm is a bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain. In most cases, a brain aneurysm causes no symptoms and goes unnoticed. In rare cases, the brain aneurysm ruptures, releasing blood into the skull and causing stroke.

Brain Aneurysm Care at St. Luke's
The St. Luke’s team evaluates brain aneurysm patients on an outpatient or inpatient basis. Brain aneurysms are diagnosed through radiographic imaging. Our world-class neurosurgeons will use the imaging to determine the best treatment option, which can include closely monitoring the aneurysm without intervention, treating the aneurysm with a minimally invasive technique, or open cranial surgery.

Learn more at full Brain Aneurysm Health Topic page

Highlights & Resources


  • Cranial Surgery

    Brain surgery to address conditions such as tumors, aneurysms, infection, and head injuries.
  • Neurointerventional Surgery

    Minimally invasive treatments in the head, neck, and spine, often eliminating the need for open surgery.
  • Neurology

    Our specialists diagnose and treat epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and other neuromuscular diseases.

Related Conditions


Stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts. Brain damage can begin within minutes, so act quickly.

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