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Common Iliac Artery Aneurysm Symptoms
Is a right common iliac artery aneurysm genetic? Should siblings and/or sons be checked / have a scan?
It can be: About 20-25% of aneurysms of the aorta and iliac arteries are inherited. A simple arterial scan in a vascular lab of first degree relatives once over the age of 50 is helpful to pick these up. ...Read more
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Very Serious: Generally speaking common iliac artery aneurysm are recommended for repair at around 3-3.5 cm, but these are often found in association with other types of aneurysms, such as aortic aneurysms or lower extremity arterial aneurysms. Only a vascular surgeon can take your entire history into account and recommend surgery or observation for now. The fact that it is saccular may be significant. ...Read more
What does artherosclerotic calcifacations at the bifurcation and into the right common iliac artery? Is it something to worry about?
PAD/PVD; yes: Atherosclerotic calcification refers to arteries plugged w/calcified cholesterol plaques. Because this occurred in arteries to legs, it means you have peripheral artery/vascular disease. This also means you probably have some blockage in your heart (coronary arteries), too. Possibly even your carotids (in your neck). So yes need to be concerned about this to lower risk for heart attack, stroke etc. ...Read more
Moderate focal stenosis of L common iliac vein as it courses directly dorsal to R common iliac artery. What's it mean, how's it treated? DVT risk?
Need context: Interpretion depends on context for which the study was performed and varies depending on the type of imaging study and associated findings that this report came from. Every test should be interpreted in the context of a thorough history and physical examination with your primary doctor. The most helpful interpretation will come after discussion with the ordering physician. ...Read more
Is a dilated iliac artery 1.8 CM related in anyway to my ascending aortic aneurysm 4.75? I have both.
Compression of left iliac vein as crossed by right iliac artery. Could this be cause for a left sided varicocele? Could it cause testicular pain?
Will, lead to increased collaterals.
Even more if DVT occurs.
The pampiniform plexus is such a collateral. ...Read more
46 years old with bifurcation aorta iliac artery atherosclerosis do I have to wait for a bypass or can a stent be placed severe heart disease in fam?
Get angiogram: If you have aortoiliac iliac disease an angiogram will help define the anatomy. Stent are very effective in this location and are really the first line treatment. At age 46 with family history, modification of diet and life style are very important. No smoking! Cardiac evaluation with stress test with be added to your work up almost certainly. ...Read more
Will undergo an MRI of the aorta. Will the doc c all of the aorta from iliac to the carotid arteries? And will they c aneurysms of carotid arteris?
Maybe: Depends on the technique they employ. It is certainly entirely possible to accurately see the carotids if they include it in the field of view. ...Read more
Hello sir good morning I'm Sunil from India and I have bladder cancer and I have also blockage in aorto iliac with complete block of infrarenal abdominal aorta and right external iliac artery, left common iliac and external iliac arteries with distal ref
Is it negligence if a surgeon cuts the iliac artery during laparoscopic cholecystectomy? Surgeon ended up doing an open cholecystectomy. Patient is now having issues.
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
What is symptoms of splenic artery aneurysm leaking? I have a 1.9cm that has bit changed in 2 years
Few: Abnormal pulsation in the neck, prominent visible structure in the neck, otherwise these aneurysms produce no symptoms. Rarely tia's or stroke sx are noted. ...Read more
61yrs calisfied splenic artery aneurysm of about 22mm should this be fixed or just watched found by image for unrelated reason no symptoms?
See your doctor:
If you have no symptoms from it, you can follow it with serial scans every 506 months. Do not get pregnant and treat any hypertension.
See your local vascular surgeon and interventional radiologist to go over scans, history and risk factors. If it ruptures you have a 80-90% chance of dying. Best wishes. ...Read more
Splenic artery aneurysm calisfied was 16m last yr now 19m report says no change no symptoms blood wk norm Dr says to check again next yr will it bust?
Less than 2 mm: The small size has a much lower risk of rupture. They usually grow about 0.2 mm/year. Since this is a growing more rapidly you need to be evaluated again and you may need surgery sometimes endovascular repair can be done depending on the size. If you wish you can get a second opinion from another vascular surgeon. Usually if it's less than 2 cm the growth id slow and the risk of rupture is lower ...Read more
How common is pneumonia and the need for dialysis after open heart surgery for a torn aorta due to an aneurysm and two blocked arteries?
What are the symptoms of having an aneurysm in your carotid artery? My left side of neck is sore and blood vessels are straining also have heart palps
An expansile / pulsitile mass with a thrill.
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Calcified abd aorta and common iliac arteries, 60% ostial stenosis of coeliac trunk, bloating, abd pain, can't gain weight. Intestinal ischemia?
Yes: From the descriptions on the question I strongly believe you have intestinal ischemia and atherosclerotic vascular disease. Need to to be aggressive ib treatment for reversal of atherosclerosis. Check lipids get on a good regime of cholesterol lowering treatment. See a physician specializing in lipid manangement ...Read more
Either vein or artery hurts on right side of head from time to time, dr said is stress but I'm worried it might be aneurysm or something serious?
I have a small brain aneurysm in the anterior communicating artery, I'm scared of coiling, or anything more invasive, I'm hoping for some opinions?
Be informed: Whether or not to treat the aneurysm depends on several factors including the size of the aneurysm and whether or not you have other health problems. The two best options for the aneurysm are coiling or open surgery. The aneurysm may be more amenable to one or the other depending on size and geometry. In experienced hands, both procedures are pretty safe, although not completely risk free. ...Read more
I have a 2mm aneurysm on anterior comm artery. I'm 36, healthy. No surgery b/c it's too small. What can I do to prevent rupture. So much anxiety. Help?
The most important: Step is to make sure your blood pressure is well controlled. Also, follow your doctors recommendations for surveillance of the aneurism. Finally, to protect the health of your coronary arteries, follow a healthy diet and get regular moderate exercise. For more info check out mayoclinic. Org->patient care->health info->healthy lifestyle->nutrition. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more
I have a pulse of 114 and a blood. Pressure of 103/81 splenetic artery aneurysm and I'm not pregnant?
SCREEN 4 CLOTTING: Screen for clotting disorder. You may have had a splenic infarct! If you are pregnant or post partum you need to be throughly screened for clotting disorders and treated appropriately. They sometimes flare during this time. FAC V DEF /MTHFR / Protein C&S/ Homocysteine/B12/Folic acid/RPR/ANTICARDIOLIPID AB/CIRCULATING LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT. If it persists u may need surgery. Also vaccines before ...Read more
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
My side hurts and I get nauseous easy I have a splenetic artery aneurysm and I have a 2mm cyst on my spleendo I need to worry?
Need more info: Splenic artery aneurysms are usually fixed if they exceed 2 cm in diameter and are symptomatic. Therefore it depends on the size and whether your doctor thinks your pain is related to the aneurysm. Women of childbearing age should get splenic aneurysms fixed regardless of size since they can rupture in pregnancy. Asymptomatic aneurysms in a man or older woman may be watched unless they grow >3cm. ...Read more
How difficult are opthalmic artery aneurysms to fix can they be coiled or do they have to be clipped. How big do they allow them to get?
Difficult: See a good ophthalmologist. These arteries are small and difficult to treat. ...Read more
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