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Doctor insights on: Ruptured Splenic Artery Aneurysm

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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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

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Is splenic artery aneurysm something we inherit from family ?

Is splenic artery aneurysm something we inherit from family ?

Probably: Aneurysms of the splenic artery are the 2nd-3rd most common intra-abdominal aneurysms, and most common visceral artery aneurysm. The most common associated risk factors are portal hypertension and multiple pregnancies. Incidence is 4x higher in females than males. ...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

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


Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more