Neurological abnormalities are seen in 64% of cases with focal signs, such as hemiparesis, IlIrd or Vlth nerve palsies in 21%.

Symptoms occasionally help to localize the aneurysm. Anterior communicating (ACOM) artery aneurysms may present with frontal symptoms, and electrolyte disturbance is common. Both anterior choroidal (although uncommon) and middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysms may present with a hemiparesis, whilst pericallosal artery and distal anterior cerebral artery (ACA) aneurysms tend to present with a contralateral lower-limb monoparesis, incontinence and frontal symptoms. The classic symptom for PCOM artery aneurysms is a painful IlIrd nerve palsy, seen in 30% of cases at presentation.

Presentation with a painful pupil-involving IIIrd nerve palsy is usually taken to imply imminent rupture of the aneurysm and should therefore be dealt with promptly. Ophthalmic artery aneurysms present with visual field defects in 25% of cases or, rarely, endocrine disturbances. They are often large and commonly present prior to rupture.

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