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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


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How serious is a 9 mm partly calcified splenic artery aneurysm? I have been hurting for some time now and now I sick worrying. What should I do?

How serious is a 9 mm partly calcified splenic artery aneurysm? I have been hurting for some time now and now I sick worrying.  What should I do?

How are you feeling?: Splenic artery aneurysms, although more common than other visceral aneurysms, are quite rare. This makes it very difficult to draw conclusions. Pregnancy has been associated with increased incidence of rupture of these anomalies. It sounds like you've had some kind of evaluation and, particularly if you are having symptoms, I would return to your doctor to address the source of your unease. GL! ...Read more

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A 6 mm calcified splenic artery Aneurysm was found because I went for a cat scan I am worried now and don't know what to do?

A  6 mm calcified splenic artery Aneurysm was found because I went for a cat scan I am worried now and don't know what to do?

Discuss with doctor: CT scans and MRIs done for one purpose often find other things accidentally, and these "incidental findings" are rarely important. 6mm is pretty small, so I doubt that any surgery will be indicated, but you should discuss the finding with the doctor who ordered the initial test. If he is concerned, he might have you talk to a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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A 6 mm calcified splenic artery Aneurysm was found because I went to a Dr for back pain and had a cat scan. I have gone to a few vascular drs and th?

Artery Aneurysm: Splenic artery aneurysms are the most common type of visceral artery aneurysm and usually require treatment to prevent rupture. At your age of 54 yo & the small size of 6 mm, this aneurysm could be followed until it reaches a larger size (20 mm is usually the size where it needs repair). If the docotors think it is causing symptoms, it could be repaired sooner. Stents or embolization can be used. ...Read more

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If a splenic artery aneurysm is calcified does that mean it has been there for a while? And could you have been born with it?

If a splenic artery aneurysm is calcified does that mean it has been there for a while? And could you have been born with it?

No not born with: Splenic artery had potential to rupture , especially in pregnant woman during delivery , also depend on the size , good news calcified ones like your has less chance to rupture than non calcified . Need close observation or it could be coiled safely and avoid potential complication. Speak to your doctor and decide . ...Read more

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I have a splenic artery aneurysm and its 1.5 CM and it was 1cm in nov. and i been having pain in my left side to my back. its not calcified.what to do?

I have a splenic artery aneurysm and its 1.5 CM and it was 1cm in nov. and i been having pain in my left side to my back. its not calcified.what to do?

Get Repair NOW: I would recommend immediate repair. ALL females of reproductive age with splenic artery aneurysms need to have them repaired. And ALL patients with symptomatic or significantly enlarging splenic artery aneurysms also need them repaired. Enlargement of 0.5 cm since Nov is a significant growth for this aneurysm. And the left sided and back pain is very concerning. See vascular surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a splenic artery aneurysm and a calcified splenic artery? Can a calcified one burst?

What is the difference between a splenic artery aneurysm and a calcified splenic artery? Can a calcified one burst?

Yes it can rupture: but less chance than non calcified splenic artery aneurysm . Calcium is deposited on the wall of artery ,. Size , progressive increase of are the factors for intervention. ...Read more

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I hd anurysm surgery11/2 yr bck,last wk I did follow up USG showing calcified foci on previous anurysm site,no leak or breaks of stent.is this normal?

Abdominal?: Hi. Since you had ultrasound of it, I'm assuming it was an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Is that correct? If so, yes, calcification is expected. They're all calcified. ...Read more