Q&A with Babu Welch, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology, Director of the UT Southwestern Microvascular Laboratory, and Director of the Cerebrovascular Fellowship.
What is a brain aneurysm? This is a weakness of a blood vessel in the brain. The main concern with this weakness is that it may tear or rupture and cause blood to cover the brain. This is frequently life-threatening.
What symptoms should someone look out for? Many brain aneurysms are found without symptoms while another complaint is being investigated. A sudden and new headache is a common presenting complaint in a person [...]