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Can a brain aneurysm be caused by a head injury?

Can a brain aneurysm be caused by a head injury?

No: Cerebral aneurysms are congenital weakening of the lining of blood vessels. They are present in about one in a hundred patients. The incidence seems to increase as we grow older. ...Read more

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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

A medical condition in which there is an outpouching of the wall of the blood vessel that supplies the brain. The most serious consequence of this outpouching is that the wall is weakened and can rupture, leading to massive ...Read more


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Could a cerebral aneurysm be caused by a head injury?

Could a cerebral aneurysm be caused by a head injury?

Possibly: Depends on the degree of trauma and the location. If you have a real concern, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a cerebral aneurysm be caused by injury?

Can a cerebral aneurysm be caused by injury?

No: Cerebral aneurysms are congenital weakening of the lining of blood vessels. They are present in about one in a hundred patients. The incidence seems to increase as we grow older. ...Read more

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Could a concussion be caused by head banging?

Could a concussion be caused by head banging?

Possibly: Head banging, as in to heavy metal music, or as in banging a head against a wall/floor? In any case, anytime there is a rapid or sudden acceleration/deceleration of the head, there can be injury to the brain. This can at times lead to a concussion. However, generally concussion occurs after a significant injury to the head. ...Read more

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Can a bad temper be caused by traumatic brain injury?

Can a bad temper be caused by traumatic brain injury?

Yes: Brain injury, especially with damage to the frontal and temporal lobes can result in impulsivity, irritability and dysregulated behavior with excessive reactivity. ...Read more

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What is an aneurysm? Can it be caused by a chest injury?

What is an aneurysm? Can it be caused by a chest injury?

Weakness: An aneurysm is an abnormal ballooning of an artery caused by weakness of its wall. As this ballooning gets bigger it can get thinner in the process and is at risk of rupture. These are usually followed periodically by a vascular surgeon using either CT or ultrasound. The initial weakness can indeed be caused by trauma. It can also be due to high blood pressure or cholesterol. ...Read more

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What is an aneurysm? Can it be caused by a chest injury?

What is an aneurysm? Can it be caused by a chest injury?

Enlargement Artery: Abnormal enlargement of artery, weakening of artery wall and eventual rupture. Usually caused by Atherosclerosis and degenerative changes, Penetrating injury can cause a false aneurysm due to a sidewall injury that partially heals then enlarges and ruptures. Both need Surgical repair ...Read more

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Can a brain tumor be caused by brain infection?

Can a brain tumor be caused by brain infection?

No, not likely: Generally, brain tumors do not arise from brain infection (eg., meningitis, encephalitis, absess); however, a bacterial superinfection may rarely develop in a primary brain tumor. ...Read more

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Can stroke be caused by a severe laceration?

Can stroke be caused by a severe laceration?

Stroke from Lac: A laceration can cause a stroke if it significantly reduces the flow of blood to the brain. This can be direct (injuring the artery going to the brain, or knocking off a plaque inside the artery) or indirect (causing massive blood loss and severely low blood pressure). Low blood pressure by itself can cause a stroke. ...Read more

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Can a TIA be caused by having hit your head very hard?

Unlikely : It is possible to see transient neurological deficits as a result of head injury and concussion however TIA would be very unlikely since it is usually a vascular event. Neurological evaluation by doctor would be recommended and imaging is usually helpful. ...Read more

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Could pituitary problems be caused by a whiplash injury?

Could pituitary problems be caused by a whiplash injury?

Rarely!!!!: But possible trauma , especially if head was hit also could cause shearing of pituitary stalk, or bleeding in area of pituitary. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more