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- May 18, 2021
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An Aneurysm is an abnormal bulge or ballooning in the wall of a blood vessel. An aneurysm can burst (rupture), causing internal bleeding and often leading to death. Aneurysms usually don’t cause symptoms, so you might not know you have an aneurysm even if it’s large.
Aneurysms can develop in several parts of your body, including:
- The aorta â€” the major blood vessel carrying blood from your heart to vital organs (aortic aneurysm)
- The section of aorta that passes through your abdomen
- The section of aorta that passes through your chest
- Blood vessels supplying blood to your brain
- Blood vessels in other parts of your body, such as your legs, groin or neck (peripheral aneurysm)
-Some small aneurysms have a low risk of rupture. Your doctor will assess the size, location and appearance of your aneurysm, and your medical and family history, to clarify the risk of rupture. Your doctor will then compare that risk to the risk of treatment and decide whether to manage or treat the aneurysm.
-Aneurysms often have no symptoms until they rupture.
Can have no symptoms, but people may experience:
- Pain areas: in the abdomen, arm, back, or leg
- Also common: bleeding or headache
- If an Aneurysm is detected but has not ruptured, there are more options: either treatment or observation. Once an aneurysm has already ruptured, the options are either open surgery or an endovascular approach. Either is recommended to be performed as early as possible after hemorrhage, to prevent rebleed of the aneurysm. The goal of either treatment is to prevent rebleeding by sealing off the aneurysm so that the aneurysm is totally obliterated with either a clip or coil.