A quick and dirty way to remember the risk factors for developing berry (saccular) aneurysms
MEN HAS sac(cular aneurysms)
Berry aneurysms are outpouching of blood vessels that exploit developmental defects hidden in the lining. They occur within the Circle of Willis, a series of connected arteries at the base of your brain that provide collateral blood flow just in case something fails. These puffy red berries can burst and bleed out into the brain causing a hemorrhagic stroke.