- Brain Tumor
- An abnormal growth of cells that form a mass of tissue on the brain; tumors can be benign, which are non-cancerous, or malignant, meaning they contain cancer cells.
- Cerebral Aneurysm
- A weak spot on a blood vessel in the brain that balloons out and fills with blood, which could potentially lead to a leak or rupture.
- Occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into spaces surrounding brain cells.
- Anything that disturbs the normal pattern of brain activity - from illness to brain damage to abnormal brain development - can lead to seizures.
- Carotid Artery Stenosis
- Carotid arteries deliver blood to your brain; the buildup of fatty deposits in these arteries blocks blood supply to your brain and increase the risk of stroke.
- Arteriovenous Malformation
- A defect of the circulatory system that interrupts the normal flow of blood between arteries and veins.
Sources: Mayo Clinic and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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