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Can a brain aneurysm be caused by a head injury?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Can cause pseudoaneurysm where vessel injured.

In brief: Yes

Can cause pseudoaneurysm where vessel injured.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery

In brief: Sometimes

Rarely, head trauma can damage a blood vessel (such as in a dissection) and cause a brain aneurysm.
Most of the time, head trauma does not lead to the formation of brain aneurysms.

In brief: Sometimes

Rarely, head trauma can damage a blood vessel (such as in a dissection) and cause a brain aneurysm.
Most of the time, head trauma does not lead to the formation of brain aneurysms.
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine

In brief: No

Aneurysms form most commonly as a result of a weakened area of the blood vessel wall which may become enlarged (forming an aneurysm) over time.
High blood pressure and smoking may accelerate this process but it is not related to trauma.

In brief: No

Aneurysms form most commonly as a result of a weakened area of the blood vessel wall which may become enlarged (forming an aneurysm) over time.
High blood pressure and smoking may accelerate this process but it is not related to trauma.
Dr. Luke Hermann
Dr. Luke Hermann
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