MCQ – 88263


A 28-year-old man develops the “worst headache of his life” and then becomes comatose. A CT scan of the head reveals subarachnoid hemorrhage. The patient eventually dies, and an autopsy reveals an aneurysm at the base of the brain as shown in the image. The pathogenesis of this abnormality is most closely linked to which of the following conditions?


Arterial wall defect due to diabetes


Atherosclerotic plaque deposition


Muscle weakness of the arterial wall

D. Cystic medial necrosis

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