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Is a 3.8 CM descending aorta an ectasia or an aneurysm and what is the difference? Can anything be done to decrease it or keep it from increasing?
Aneurysm: The difference between an aneurysm and a ectasia is one of degree. An ectasia is a mild enlargement of the aorta that is less then 1.5 times bigger than normal. Bigger than that is called an aneurysm. The normal size is 2cm so >3.0= aneurysm. More then 5.5 is considered large. The most important factor is very good BP control. Dr will be following this with ultrasounds every 6-12 mo. Good healh ...Read more
What does "minimal ectasia versus tiny aneurysm of the P1 segment of the left posterior cerebral artery" mean??
What does it mean when "minimal ectasia versus tiny aneurysm of the P1 segment of the left posterior cerebral artery? "
Ectasia is usually a slight dilation and perhaps a long segment.
Aneurysm is a significant dilation 2- 2.5 times normal and frequently a shorter length of involved vessel, but not always.
Ectasia can expand to aneurysm size over time.
Large aneurysms have a rupture risk an require intervention- surgery. ...Read more
I been having pulsation in my right side of my ribs. I have a right renal aneurysm and an aneurysmal dilation in my liver. Can be related?
Here are some. ..: The bruit from blood flow turbulence in arterial aneurysm or stenosis may be felt as pulsation but very unlikely from that in the deep seated area like renal and hepatic arteries. The possible issue of linking pulsation in right ribs with renal / hepatic aneurysm should be directed with the Doc who ordered the imaging studies and has taken care of you. Online speculation would not be sure for such ...Read more
Abd CT showed severe stenosis with post dilation of celiac artery likely due to compression of arcuate ligament. Can that cause an aneurysm?
Abd CT showed severe stenosis of celiac artery with post stenotic dilation. Does that mean an aneurysm? Was referred to vascular surgeon.
Aneurysms run in family. Do I need to fix this? There is a rim calcified 0.9 cm distal splenic artery aneurysm. There is some diffuse mild dilation of the entire pancreatic duct without definite ampullary mass or calcification.
What to do if I'm 31 and I just found out that I have an aneurysm on my aorta. What to do if I'm very scared. Does anyone have any info that they can share with me?
I'm having pain In left temple for few days it's not everyday and it hurts for a second then goes away. I'm worried it's aneurysm of disease?
See a physician: If you have persistent headaches, see your physician for evaluation. They can both take a history and examine you to recommend either further evaluation and/or therapeutic options. ...Read more
Aneurysm: Aneurysm is abnormal dilation of an artery: some say 1.5x normal size while others say twice or more the size of the native artery represents aneurysmal dilation. True aneurysm contains all the layers of the arterial wall while false aneurysm may have any or all components of the wall missing. ...Read more
Abdominal (AAA)?: We are not quite sure what actually causes an AAA to form in some people. The leading thought is that the aneurysm may be caused by inflammation in the aorta, which may cause its wall to weaken or break down. Most believe that this inflammation can be associated with atherosclerosis (also called hardening of the arteries) or risk factors for atherosclerosis, such as high blood pressure and smoking. ...Read more
Grapes on a vine: Cerebral aneurysms are out pouch rings of the blood vessels along their normal course. Blood vessels should generally resemble drinking straws which gradually taper as they reach their end. In aneurysms, the arteries bulge out, sometimes very prominently (looking much like grapes on a vine) and posing a substantial risk of rupture because of the stress this places on the vessel. ...Read more
Possibly: It is not clear from your question whether you are asking whether any ultrasound would detect any aneurysm. In that case, the answer would be no; the ultrasound must be directed to the area of specific concern. Aneurysms in the aorta, the carotid arteries, or the leg or abdominal arteries are easily detected by ultrasound. Aneurysms in the brain require other imaging techniques. ...Read more