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What happens to the dead spot in your brain from a ischemic stroke?
Will it start rotting? Will it eventually disappear, be absorbed into the rest of the brain?

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replied December 11th, 2008
Stroke Answer A5075
Brain tissue that suffered from an ischemic stroke (brain infarct) will be replaced with a non-functional tissue (scar). A brain scar is, in fact, a proliferation of glia-cells (a kind of nerve cells). Usually scars will never disappear.

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