Aneurysms Symptoms & Causes in Children

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Blood flows normally after repair of a ruptured aneurysm with embolization coils (see in the original image at left and next to the blue arrow at right). 


Although aneurysms can occur with no known cause, aneurysms in children are commonly associated with severe head trauma, connective tissue disorders and infection.


A tendency to develop aneurysms can sometimes run in families or can occur as part of a broader genetic disorder, such as Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or polycystic kidney disease. If your child has not had genetic testing, we may refer her to a geneticist at Boston Children’s.


Read more about how aneurysms are diagnosed and treated by clicking the Testing and Treatments tabs.

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