Symptoms of Cerebral Aneurysms


Diagnosing and Treating Cerebral Aneurysms Early and Effectively

Many brain aneurysms won't cause signs or symptoms before they hemorrhage. Sometimes, however, an aneurysm may press on surrounding brain structures, causing:

  • Headache that is sudden and severe
  • Numbness
  • Pain behind the eye
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Vision change
  • Weakness

NewYork-Presbyterian doctors can determine if symptoms and warning signs are related to a cerebral aneurysm, often by using imaging tests such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Brain angiograms may also be used for treatment planning.