Types of Brain Aneurysms

A brain aneurysm, also referred to as a cerebral aneurysm or intracranial aneurysm (IA), is a weak bulging spot on the wall of a brain artery very much like a thin balloon or weak spot on an inner tube. Pediatric Aneurysms are those that occur in children (<18 Years Old) but are considered rare. Not all brain aneurysms rupture. Doctors are now able to detect unruptured brain aneurysms with an increased frequency because of the growing availability of non-invasive imaging methods such as MRI/MRA. An unruptured brain aneurysm may or may not cause symptoms. The two types of aneurysms are:

saccular                fusiform