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A 48-year-old female asked:

There is fusiform aneurysmal dilation of 2 cm segment of extrahepatic proper hepatic artery, measuring 7 mm in maximal diameter ..plain english please?

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Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Keep your next appt: Due to weakness in the wall of that particular artery, the wall balloons out (aneurysm) & it's diameter is 7mm. The main risk it can cause to your health is rupture & subsequent bleeding. Rupture is more likely if you had multiple ones (you don't), if it was not caused by atherosclerosis (check with your doc), & if you're having pain. Keep your next appointment for follow up. Hope that helps.

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