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Is a right common iliac artery aneurysm genetic? Should siblings and/or sons be checked / have a scan?

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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Artery (Definition)

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


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Is a 2.2 CM common iliac artery saccular aneurysm considered very serious?

Is a 2.2 CM common iliac artery saccular aneurysm considered very serious?

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

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Is a dilated iliac artery 1.8 CM related in anyway to my ascending aortic aneurysm 4.75? I have both.

Is a dilated iliac artery 1.8 CM related in anyway to my ascending aortic aneurysm 4.75? I have both.

Yes: They are part of the same process -- if you end up having the aortic aneurysm repaired, it is likely that your vascular surgeon will also fix the iliac aneurysm at the same time. ...Read more

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What does artherosclerotic calcifacations at the bifurcation and into the right common iliac artery? Is it something to worry about?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How effective is endovascular aneurysm repair for treating Marfan syndrome?

How effective is endovascular aneurysm repair for treating Marfan syndrome?

Jury is out: Unlike other aneurysms, patients with Marfan's often do better with standard surgery than with endovascular aneurysm repair. Before considering treatment options you need to go to a specialized center with a lot of Marfan experience. ...Read more

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What happens in an aortic aneurysm repair?

What happens in an aortic aneurysm repair?

Surgery or stent: Some aortic aneurysms occur in the chest. More often, aneurysms occur in the belly. Depending on the anatomy, some of the aneurysms can be surgically repaired and others can be repaired with a stent graft. Surgical repair involves excision and replacement of the aneurysmal segment. A stent graft is a percutaneous procedure. ...Read more

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What are normal symptoms of an aortic aneurysm repair?

What are normal symptoms of an aortic aneurysm repair?

See below: The repair is an operation so you might have pain from the incision. Now if there are complications, you could get many different symptoms depending on the type of complication. The aneurysm itself could cause pain or an abnormal pulsation in the abdomen but most commonly are discover by an x-ray for something else or at the time of a routine physical examination. ...Read more

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When can patients resume their activities after aortic aneurysm repair surgery using deep hypothermic circulatory arrest technique?

Surgical approach?: The incision used will dictate activity rather than the use of dhca. I would assume you had a sternotomy (through the breastbone). You should lift no more than 5-10# for 2-3 months until the underlying bone heals, after which you should be able to resume normal activity. Have this discussion with your surgeon who should outline the plan for return to full activity. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after having the surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

2-4 weeks: If treated while asymptomatic, popliteal artery aneurysm repair is accomplished with a fem-pop bypass and tying off the aneurysm above and below the aneurysm itself. Recovery in the hospital is often 2-3 days and gradual return to regular activity is usually seen within 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis after aortic aneurysm repair for ages under 50 yrsold?

What is the prognosis after aortic aneurysm repair for ages under 50 yrsold?

Great, but....: The big question is why does such a young person have an aneurysm in the first place? That will likely determine how well you do in the long term. ...Read more

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Mortality rate for ascending aortic aneurysm repair?

Mortality rate for ascending aortic aneurysm repair?

There are many: Correlated findings that determine this. Age, Sex, other medical problems, surgical facility, surgical experience etc. You need to discuss this with the surgeon who will be performing the procedure to know for certain. ...Read more

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It's been years since recovering from cerebral aneurysm repair with clip, can problems arise later in life?

Unlikely: If you have done well after an aneurysm clipping and it is many years, it is unlikely that you will have problems that arise later. A couple of things-you should have some type of follow-up angiogram or mr-angiogram (if the clip is mr compatible) to ensure that there is not regrowth of the clipped aneurysm and no new de novo anteurysms. Our neurologist should be able to help out with the followup. ...Read more

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I am 43 and need aortic aneurysm repair if I get endovascular stent and graft how long will it last before needing replacement or repair.?

I am 43 and need aortic aneurysm repair if I get endovascular stent and graft how long will it last before needing replacement or repair.?

The results vary: Stent replacement of aneurysms of the abdomen are increasing inuse. The results, barring immediate complications such as leak (endleak) are comparable today with open surgical repair. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after having surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

How long is the recovery time after having surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

Aneurysm repair: Within 7-10 days staple will come out. Within 2 weeks you can regain regular activities. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the recovery time after having surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

Can you tell me the recovery time after having surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

Variable: If the popliteal aneurysm was thrombosed (completely blocked, causing loss of blood flow to the foot), recovery can be very prolonged (several weeks to months), compared with a relatively short recovery after an elective repair (several days to weeks). Recovery also depends a lot on other factors (open vs endovascular repair, wound healing issues, heart or lung problems, level of fitness prior). ...Read more

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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.

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.

Accidental: Known complication of laparoscopic surgery.
There are several kinds of issues, and she should follow with a vascular surgeon if the findings are vascular.
The general, surgeon has knowledge and interest in her full recovery. ...Read more

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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

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

Cancer needs to be: Followed by your doctors Mr. Sunil. You can consult w/them and add a nutritional component to your healing program. The work of Patrick Quillan, PhD is available on Amazon and the net. He worked at the Cancer Centers of America. Peace and good health. ...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 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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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

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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?

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

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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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I have a pulse of 114 and a blood. Pressure of 103/81 splenetic artery aneurysm and I'm not pregnant?

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

Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more