Aneurysm Strikes Chicago Sox Pitcher – A Neurosurgeon Explains the Condition

Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Danny Farquhar, 31, suffered a brain hemorrhage in the White Sox dugout after throwing 15 pitches Friday night, April 20, devastating his family, teammates and fans. The cause was a ruptured brain aneurysm, according to reports. Farquhar is in critical condition at Rush University Medical Center.

I am a neurosurgeon who operates on patients who have suffered ruptured brain aneursysms, and I also study the causes and treatments for them. I see life changed in an instant for far too many people.

There is no evidence that brain aneurysm is related to traumatic brain injury. So how is it, many may wonder, that a young athlete in phenomenal shape could suddenly develop a deadly condition? READ MORE>

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