Vascular Abnormalities

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
A man with vascular abnormalities gazes at the camera.

Any kink in our vascular system—a malformed, entangled, or ruptured vessel—can lead to serious disabilities and life-threatening conditions.

Yale Medicine's neurosurgeons have extensive experience identifying and treating vascular abnormalities.

“Vascular abnormalities are often associated with a lot of fear—and rightfully so, because they can potentially be a serious problem,” says Yale Medicine neurosurgeon Charles Matouk, MD. “But the vast majority of aneurysms can be detected when they are very small and don't pose a substantial risk to the patient.”