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29 yo female with two aneurysms in my splenic artery. Short of breath and pain in upper left abdominal area. Chance of rupture? Elective splenectomy?

29 yo female with two aneurysms in my splenic artery. Short of breath and pain in upper left abdominal area. Chance of rupture? Elective splenectomy?

Aneurysms: I believe your vascular surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and advise you as there may be no need to operate on these aneurysms unless they reach a certain size. I wouldn't expect shortness of breath to be related to the aneurysms unless they're leaking blood, but the left upper abdominal discomfort is of concern and the vascular surgeon's opinion about this is very important. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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I had an abdominal anurysm fixed thru my femoral artery.no cuts how long is recovery?

I had an abdominal anurysm fixed thru my femoral artery.no cuts how long is recovery?

Recovery: Sounds like u had a stent placed through the femoral artery to the aneurysm. If so the recovery will be as long as the wound on the groin takes to heal.. Usually within a few weeks. Talk to ur physician ! ...Read more

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I underwent Celiac artery aneurysm embolization by coil occlusion. It was successful but can I suffer complications later? I'm 44 and concerned

I underwent Celiac artery aneurysm embolization by coil occlusion. It was successful but can I suffer complications later?  I'm 44 and concerned

Isolated celiac: artery aneurysm is a rare condition. You should be happy that embolization was successful. I don't think you will suffer any remote complications from the procedure itself. Major concern would be development of any other aneurysms in other parts of your body, such as brain or any genetic defect. It seems unlikely that this celiac artery aneurysm was caused by atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What's it mean to have femoral artery aneurysm?

What's it mean to have femoral artery aneurysm?

Abnormal swelling: There are 2 basic types of femoral aneurysms- pseudoaneurysms- frequently caused by angiograms, and true aneurysms. Pseudoaneurysm treatment depends on the size, but should be assessed by a vascular surgeon. True aneurysms are treated depending on size, and have the risk of clotting off or tossing debris down the leg. They are also associated with a higher risk of aneurysms of the aorta. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about celiac artery aneurysms and repairs?

Can you tell me about celiac artery aneurysms and repairs?

Depends: It depends on the size of aneurysm ... Some can be treated medically however if it if it is large in size or unstable then either stenting or surgical procedures needed. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of femoral artery aneurysm?

What are the most common symptoms of femoral artery aneurysm?

None: Usually none unless it leaks or bursts and then it's very painful, there is large possibly pulsating lump, and, in the worst case, your blood pressure drops with faintness. Prior to rupture, one may discover an unusually easy to feel pulsation in the crease in the groin which is painless. There's normally a strong pulse there so distinguishing it from an aneurysm may be hard without ultrasound. ...Read more

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Why is it that artery aneurysms are worse than vein aneurysms?

Why is it that artery aneurysms are worse than vein aneurysms?

Grow faster: Arterial aneurysms grow faster because they are subjected to higher pressures. They also are more prone to rupture and will bleed faster and longer. ...Read more

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What could you tell me about celiac artery aneurysms and repairs?

What could you tell me about celiac artery aneurysms and repairs?

They are uncommon.: The celiac axis (or artery) is one of the shortest named arteries. It branches very quickly into the hepatic and splenic arteries. Because it is so short, it is uncommon for it to develop an aneurysm. They can occur and when their size is appropriate, will require open surgical repair, with an interposition bypass to replace the aneurysmal artery. It is a big operation_ should be expertly done. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a traumatic basilar artery aneurysm?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a traumatic basilar artery aneurysm?

IT is: a ballooning of the basilar artery which supplies blood flow to the brain as a result of trauma. ...Read more

Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more