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any aneurysm located within the cranium.
localized dilation of any of the cerebral arteries. Characteristics of the condition include sudden severe headache, stiff neck, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes loss of consciousness. Rupture of an intracranial aneurysm produces a mortality rate approaching 50%, and survivors face a high risk of recurrence. Some forms of intracranial aneurysm may be treated surgically. Kinds of intracranial aneurysms include berry aneurysm, fusiform aneurysm, and mycotic aneurysm.
in·tra·cra·ni·al an·eur·ysm(in'tră-krā'nē-ăl an'yūr-izm)
Any aneurysm located within the cranium.
intracranial aneurysm (inˈ·tr·krāˑ·nē·l anˑ·y·riˈ·zm),
n localized ballooning of any of the cerebral arteries, symptoms of which include severe headache, nausea, stiff neck, and sometimes loss of consciousness. Rupture of an intracranial aneurysm results in fatality in 50% of the cases.