A brain aneurysm, also known as a cerebral aneurysm, forms in weak areas of arteries that supply blood to the brain. Aneurysms cause an "out pouching" of the blood vessels in the brain that looks like a small sac that bulges out from the vessel wall. Over time the sac can expand and be at risk for leaking — called an unruptured aneurysm — or burst and causes bleeding/leakage in the brain, what is called a ruptured aneurysm. Aneurysms can be treated surgically but outcomes are much better if an aneurysm is detected before it ruptures. Aneurysms can happen to anyone.
"Here at UI Health, because of the expertise and technologies we've created, patients are referred to us from not only the Chicagoland area but from around the country and world. This is the place where, if one does have a brain aneurysm, that person will be treated in the most advanced and compassionate way to ensure for them the best chances of winning against this difficult disease."
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