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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Splenic Artery Aneurysm

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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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

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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 having pain under my ribs on left side and it hurts to move but not touch or breath its 15mm by 10 mm, what to do?

I have a splenic artery aneurysm and having pain under my ribs on left side and it hurts to move but not touch or breath its 15mm by 10 mm, what to do?

Small: The pain is unlikly to be related options: observe with ct if pregnant or planning, intervention by catheter or surgery. If it expands surgery or intervention. Any others! any family history. See vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What can be done for a splenic artery aneurysm?

Many treatments: Common in women who have delivered children. Usually asymptotic and incidentally discovered. Most experts agree that an aneurysm under 2cm in size is of low risk to rupture. However, it is important to characterize the "aneurysm" correctly and be evaluated by a vascular expert. Coil embolization, surgical ligation with splenectomy, or monitoring may be reasonable. Cta imaging would best. ...Read more

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9mm splenic artery aneurysm is something to worry about ?

9mm splenic artery aneurysm is something to worry about
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Possibly: Most splenic artery aneurysms are not at any significant risk of rupture & bleeding until they reach around 20 mm so most vascular surgeons recommend following them annually until they reach that size, then repairing them at that time (most often with embolization or stenting rather than surgery). Occasionally an aneurysm will be symptomatic or grow fast & repair would be needed sooner than 20 mm. ...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