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Stroke

Head trauma

03/07/2007

Question:

Can a closed head injury cause a stroke 2 years later?

Answer:

There are rare instances where head trauma can leave lasting damage to a blood vessel feeding the brain, and a blood clot can form on the damaged vessel wall to cause a stroke.  This is very unlikely to occur once a patient is more than 6 months out from a trauma, because the body is able to "heal" the damaged vessel.

 

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Response by:

Brett   Kissela, MD Brett Kissela, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati