It is a miracle the liver is still functioning, a patient who had a brain bleed told the Globe and Mail.
But it is not uncommon for a person to experience symptoms of a brain injury that has caused the blood vessels to break.
And if the patient is still alive, that blood flow can cause the organ or tissue to break apart.
When a patient has an infection, they often have a damaged or missing organ or a body part that does not function normally, the Globe reports.
But a broken blood vessel can cause other problems, too.
The Globe’s Andrew Leach tells the story of a woman in Vancouver who was rushed to hospital with a bleed on her left arm, which he said was caused by an infection in her leg.
A woman in New York City was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be a broken artery, which was later discovered to be an infection.
In both cases, the patient was treated by emergency departments but died from complications.
What are blood vessels and how can I repair them?
A broken blood supply can cause: A clot in a vein called a venous thrombus