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Aneurysm (Brain) (cont.)

Can brain aneurysms be prevented?

Most brain aneurysms cannot be prevented; however, certain types of lifestyle modification -- such as avoiding illicit drugs and overuse of alcohol -- may reduce the risk of a brain aneurysm. Some brain aneurysms may be treated with surgical techniques that reduce the risk of rupture.

REFERENCES:

"Understanding: Brain Aneurysm Basics." Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

"Understanding: Brain Aneurysm Statistics and Facts." Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

Liebeskind, D. S., et al. "Cerebral Aneurysms." Medscape. 8 Jul 2013.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/24/2014

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