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What does it mean to have a popliteal aneurysm rupture?

What does it mean to have a popliteal aneurysm rupture?

Not good...see below: An aneurysm is an dilitation of a blood vessel. This is the result of weakening in the wall of the artery. The weakened wall can rupture, and bleeding into the tissues around the knee occurs, causing tremendous pain and swelling. The blood outside the artery can then impinge on flow to the lower leg and foot, causing ischemia. In all, very bad, and one of the reasons to fix aneurysms electively. ...Read more

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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


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What does it mean if you have a nonaneurysmal aorta?

What does it mean if you have a nonaneurysmal aorta?

Not enlarged: An aneurysm is an abnormal dilatation or enlargement of your aorta. Yours is not, however, the fact that they described it in this way instad of "normal" makes me winder if they are seeing something, like plaque or calcification. Ask for more detail of the report. ...Read more

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What does it mean when an aortic aneurysm ruptures?

What does it mean when an aortic aneurysm ruptures?

It bursts: The wall of the aorta tears because of increased pressure from the expanding aneurysm. Ruptures can be "contained, " with the bleeding confined by the lining of the abdominal cavity, or they can be "free ruptures, " when the bleeding occurs into the abdominal cavity. The second type is more deadly. Mortality with ruptured aneurysms is 50-90%. As many as 50% of people die before reaching the hospital. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a ruptured disk?

What does it mean to have a ruptured disk?

Varies: Usually this means that the disk material has moved out of it normal surrounding into the adjacent tissues. ...Read more

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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Dilated aorta: Approx. 75% of aortic aneurysms are infrarenal. If the diameter of the aneurysm increases >= 0.5 cm/6mo. Period, early intervention advised. Once the aneurysm is 5cm or about twice the diameter of the non involved aorta, elective repair is advised. If 4cm dia and enlarging, repair advised to lower risk of death from exanguinating rupture. See your cardiovascular surgeon or vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an enlarged/wide carotid artery?

What does it mean to have an enlarged/wide carotid artery?

Vascular surgeon: This may be a normal variant and have no clinical significance, but to be sure i recommend an evaluation by a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What's it mean to have femoral artery aneurysm?

What's it mean to have femoral artery aneurysm?

Abnormal swelling: There are 2 basic types of femoral aneurysms- pseudoaneurysms- frequently caused by angiograms, and true aneurysms. Pseudoaneurysm treatment depends on the size, but should be assessed by a vascular surgeon. True aneurysms are treated depending on size, and have the risk of clotting off or tossing debris down the leg. They are also associated with a higher risk of aneurysms of the aorta. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an atrial septum that is "aneurysmal"?

What does it mean to have an atrial septum that is "aneurysmal"?

Hi ya neighbor: I grew up next door in ohio. What u describe is a nit rare "bulge" inside the heart. See the cardiol who did your echo. Perhaps consider 81 mg chewable aspirin. Check with ur md. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have carotid stenosis?

What does it mean to have carotid stenosis?

Narrowing: It is narrowing in the carotid artery typically at the bifurcation into the internal carotid which goes to the brain . The more the narrowing especially above 50% the more it needs attention by a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a 4cm ascending aortic aneurysm at what size does it need to be repaired?

I have a 4cm ascending aortic aneurysm at what size does it need to be repaired?

5-6 cm: Generally, these are fixed when they get to be 5-6 cm in diameter; however, other factors may apply, such as presence of a congenital condition such as marfan's and whether the aortic valve is diseased. You should discuss this with a thoracic surgeon who has experience with this type of repair. ...Read more

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I have a 4cm ascending aortic aneurysm at what size does it need to be repairde?

At around 5cm: It needs to be followed up with ultrasound every 6 months. When it grows too fast or has reached 5cm then it needs to be considered for repair ...Read more

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I have a 4cm ascending aortic aneurysm at what size does it need to be repairde?

Depends: Typically an ascending aortic aneurysm is repaired after it becomes between 5.0 to 5.5 cm in size, depending on other factors such as age, how quickly it is expanding, and the presence of other conditions such as marfan's disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean when an MCA aneurysm has thrombus?

What does it mean when an MCA aneurysm has thrombus?

See below: It means there is a dilatation of the middle cerebral artery and the dilated area has a blood clot associated with it. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have carotid endarterectomy?

What does it mean to have carotid endarterectomy?

Clearing of Plaque: This is to surgically expose the carotid artery in the neck and to remove the plaque of the diseased artery. Arteries have 3 layers. Plaque / atherosclerosis develops in the inner two layers. The outer layer is the strength layer. These layers peel apart similar to the layers in an onion. Once cleared, the artery is closed using patch to prevent it from scarring down. The goal: prevent strokes. ...Read more

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What is avm and how does it relate to an aneurysm?

What is avm and how does it relate to an aneurysm?

Brain vessels: Both are potential sources of brain bleed. Avm is an abnormal tangle of brain blood vessels connecting from artery to vein, aneurysm is an outpouching or bubble on an artery with a weak wall. Both can rupture. Both are treated by neurosurgeons or other cerebrovascular specialists. Sometimes an aneurysm can form on the feeder vessel of an avm. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a spermatocelectomy?

What does it mean to have a spermatocelectomy?

Removal of cyst: Spermatocelectomy is removal of spermatocele, a cyst of the epididymis that often contains sperm. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a papilledemabrain tumor?

What does it mean to have a papilledemabrain tumor?

Papilledema: This refers to swelling of the optic disc caused by increased intracranial pressure. So if something is in the brain, let's say a tumor (that should not be there) it causes pressure. The skull is a finite space and if too much fluid builds up it leads to increases pressure. This can be seen by looking in the eyes and sometimes we see papilledema. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a bullae at lacerated wound?

What does it mean to have a bullae at lacerated wound?

Bulla(e): Blebs are small blisters; bullae are larger ones. They can occur with allergic reactions, medications, infections. ...Read more

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Is there signs to warn you that a popliteal cyst is gonna rupture and if it does what do you do?

Is there signs to warn you that a popliteal cyst is gonna rupture and if it does what do you do?

Not really: Large popliteal cysts are more prone to rupture than large one as are ones that are large and more acute ( less likely for chronic large ones). If you feel more pain behind your knee or feel the pain progressing 'down your leg'see your ors... Other diagnoses should be 'ruled out ' before you assume it's a ruptured cyst . Best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Wyffels
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Popliteal Aneurysm (Definition)

Enlargement of artery behind the knee Often associated with abdominal aneurysm ...Read more


Rupture (Definition)

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