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i just wanted to know can embolus travel into brain causing an aneurysm?

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Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes and no: An embolus can travel to the brain. No it will not cause an aneurysm. It could, however, cause a stroke by blocking the blood supply.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Could an embolus cause an aneurysm in the brain?

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Dr. Steven Dibert
Neurology 31 years experience
Aneurysm formation: Emboli to the brain usually result in stroke. Emboli can be made of calcium or can be made of clotted blood. Rarely one can get septic emboli (infected material) go to the brain. You'll hear the term mycotic aneurysm which implies a fungal infection, however, the majority of these types of aneurysms are bacterial in origin. The infection and source of the infection is usually treated and subsequen.

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