Definition of Intracranial aneurysm

1. Noun. An aneurysm of a cranial artery.

Generic synonyms: Aneurism, Aneurysm

Medical Definition of Intracranial aneurysm

1. A dilated and weakened portion of a cerebral blood vessel that is prone to rupture. A cerebral aneurysm may occur as a birth defect or develop as the result of long-standing poorly controlled hypertension. Symptoms of a ruptured cerebral aneurysm include a sudden, severe thunderclap headache that may be associated with nausea, vomiting and a decreased level of consciousness. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Intracranial Aneurysm

intracoronal retainer
intracranial aneurysm (current term)
intracranial cavity
intracranial ganglion
intracranial granulomatous arteritis
intracranial haematoma
intracranial haemorrhage
intracranial hypertension
intracranial hypotension
intracranial part of optic nerve
intracranial part of vertebral artery
intracranial pneumatocele
intracranial pneumocele
intracranial pressure
intracranial tuberculoma

Literary usage of Intracranial aneurysm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Medicine: Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics by Richard Quain, Frederick Thomas Roberts, John Mitchell Bruce, Samuel Treat Armstrong (1894)
"Rupture of an intracranial aneurysm gives rise to symptoms which vary according as ... Little can be done in cases where intracranial aneurysm is suspected. ..."

2. Clinical Journal (1897)
"... and especially intracranial aneurysm ; and, of course, as before, you would think of the various other signs of an intracranial aneurysm. ..."

3. Neurological Bulletin by Frederick Tilney, Columbia University, Dept. of Neurology (1919)
"The diagnosis of intracranial aneurysm in this case seems reasonably certain on consideration of the clinical history and neurological findings. ..."

4. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1908)
"Holmes found thirteen instances of intracranial aneurysm in children, and other such aneurysms were reported by Parker, Crisp, Jacobi, and Keen. ..."

5. The Student's Guide to Diseases of the Eye by Edward Nettleship (1884)
"It is very rare in cases where there is neither inflammation nor tissue growth, as in cerebral haemorrhage and intracranial aneurysm. ..."

6. Ophthalmic review (1889)
"He had diagnosed an intracranial aneurysm pressing on the optic nerve. Mr. Doyne looked upon the case Mr. Hartley had mentioned as one of retrobulbar ..."

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