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What are aneurysms?

"An aneurysm is a localized , blood-filled dilation of a blood vessel caused by disease or weakening of the vessel wall." They most often occur around the brain and heart. (MORE)
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What is saccular aneurysm?

sacculated aneurysm or a saclike bulging on one side of an artery. Syn: ampullary aneurysm.
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What is a pulmonary aneurysm?

A pulmonary aneurysm is the bulging of the pulmonary artery, usually because of pressure caused by a clot or blockage. The aneurysm can become too large and burst, causing lif (MORE)
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What is an aoritc aneurysm?

An aortic aneurysm is a general term for any swelling (dilation or aneurysm) of the aorta to greater than 1.5 times normal, [1] usually representing an underlying weakness (MORE)
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Can children have aneurysm?

Although it is much more likely for the elderly to have an aneurysm than for children to have such an ailment, it is possible.
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How can you get brain aneurysm?

You can get brain aneurysm by ( family history ):people who have a family history of brain aneurysms are more likely to have an aneurysm than those who don't. ( Previous ane (MORE)
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Where do aneurysm occur?

Aneurysms can commonly occur in arteries at the base of the brain and an aortic aneurysm occurs in the main artery carrying blood from the left ventricle of the heart.
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What is a fusiform aneurysm?

If all three layers of the vessel are affected and weakness develops along an extended area of the vessel, the weakened area will appear as a large, bulging region of blood ve (MORE)
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What is a saccular aneurysm?

If damage occurs to only the middle (muscular) layer of the vessel, a sack-like bulge can form; therefore, this is a saccular aneurysm.
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What is a true aneurysm?

A true aneurysm is an expansion of all the the layers of an arterial wall as compared to a pseudoaneurysm which is a dilation of an artery with actual disruption of one or mor (MORE)