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Could an embolus cause an aneurysm in the brain?

Could an embolus cause an aneurysm in the brain?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more


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What causes a brain aneurysm?

What causes a brain aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: read this: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_aneurysm/detail_cerebral_aneurysms.htm

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What can cause a brain aneurysm?

What can cause a brain aneurysm?

Mostly hereditary.: Nobody knows fo sure, but mostly hereditary factors. Connected to polycystic kidney disease. ...Read more

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What are some causes for brain aneurysms?

What are some causes for brain aneurysms?

Many factors: There are many conditions and factors that can lead to the formation of brain aneurysms. The most common are smoking and uncontrolled high blood pressure. There are also genetic conditions including connective tissue disorders and polycystic kidney disease that can lead to aneurysm formation. ...Read more

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What ca cause an unruptured brain aneurysm?

What ca cause an unruptured brain aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: read this: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_aneurysm/detail_cerebral_aneurysms.htm

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What is the most common cause of brain aneurysms?

What is the most common cause of brain aneurysms?

Genetics: Defect in cerebral arterial walls which are often genetically determined, especially at branch points of the major brain arteries are the locations from which aneurysms arise. Hypertension and cigarette smoking are also big risk factors, especially hypertension. ...Read more

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Please help me? What does a brain aneurysm cause?

Please help me? What does a brain aneurysm cause?

Brain aneurysm: If brain anuerysm grows it could cause headache, pressure effects on brain tissue leads to strokes, epilepsy, rupture could cause big hemorragic stroke or death. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of a brain aneurysm?

What is the most common cause of a brain aneurysm?

Cause unknown: The vast majority of intracranial aneurysms occur sporadically and the cause is unknown. It is likely that there is a genetic predisposition of certain people that have a weakness in the construction of the arterial wall that overtime bulges out and forms an aneurysm. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the causes of brain aneurysm?

I was wondering what are the causes of brain aneurysm?

Congenital: The classic teaching has been that there is a congenital defect in the walls of the blood vessels from which the aneurysm arises. This is at the juncture of the vessels usually at the base of the skull in what is called the circle of willis. This allows the growth of the aneurysm over time. This is exacerbated by hypertension or smoking. Persons with polycystic kidney disease have increased risk. ...Read more

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Could lifting weights cause a brain aneurysm?

Could lifting weights cause a brain aneurysm?

Not likely: It is unlikely to cause a brain aneurysm but if you had one, the increased intra-abdominal pressure during weightlifting could cause rupture. ...Read more

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