A 59-year-old male asked:
is a dilated iliac artery 1.8 cm related in anyway to my ascending aortic aneurysm 4.75? i have both.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Bennett Werner answered
44 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Same process - the usual cause is atherosclerosis although there are rarer genetic causes too.
Answered on Jan 26, 2014
Dr. Benjamin Lerner answered
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: They are part of the same process -- if you end up having the aortic aneurysm repaired, it is likely that your vascular surgeon will also fix the iliac aneurysm at the same time.
Answered on May 25, 2017
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