The expansion of a vein, artery, or the heart due to the weakening of the wall of the vessel via disease, injury, or birth defect. Can be caused/aggrivated by high blood pressure. Not always fatal, but nearly always serious, and when one bursts in the brain, a stroke can occur. (When an aneurysm occurs in the brain and causes a stroke, it's called a hemorrhagic stroke.)

They can be detected with an x-ray angiography, MRIs, and/or Computed Tomography. Symptoms of brain aneurysms include blurred vision and headaches, but often there are no symptoms of anything wrong.

These things are treated with surgery, which can include a metal clip attached at the bottom of the bulbous vessel or insertion of microcoils into the aneurysm itself.