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what is the difference between an aneurysm and an embolism in your head?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See below: In general, in any location, an aneurysm is a weakness in the wall of the artery resulting in a ballooning or enlargement of that portion of the artery, and not necessarily a blockage of the artery. An embolism would be a blood clot that forms and travels to the inside of a blood vessel causing an internal blockage of the vessel.
Answered on Jun 21, 2019

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