A 54-year-old member asked:
Aortic aneurysm same as dissection?
1 doctor answer
Dr. George T Tsai answered
26 years experience in General Surgery
No: Aneurysm is the dilation of your artery that can rupture if it gets too big overtime. A dissection is when the layers of your artery separate - generally associated with traumatic injuries (blunt or sharp), it is usually an acute event. Sometimes you can see dissection when the aneurysm starts to leak. Make friend with a vascular surgeon.
Answered on Apr 1, 2020
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