How does the prevalence of cerebral aneurysms vary by age?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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  • Cerebral aneurysms are rarely apparent in infants and children. Clinical manifestations increase with age, reaching a peak in people aged 55-60 years.

  • Carotid artery is affected most commonly in individuals younger than 18 years.

  • The prognosis of aneurysmal SAH worsens with increasing age.

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