What are causes of cerebral aneurysms?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Congenital or familial inheritance

  • Atherosclerosis

  • Hypertension

  • Autosomal dominant inherited polycystic kidney disease

  • Vasculopathies

  • Arteriovenous malformations, shown below

    Cerebral aneurysms. Aneurysm associated with an ar Cerebral aneurysms. Aneurysm associated with an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) shown on T1-weighted MRI (left), 3D-time-of-flight MRI (middle), and conventional angiography (right).
  • Connective tissue disorders

  • Sickle cell anemia

  • Infections

  • Trauma

  • Neoplasms

  • Cigarette smoking

  • Illicit drug use

  • Alcohol

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