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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bulla(e): Blebs are small blisters; bullae are larger ones. They can occur with allergic reactions, medications, infections. ...Read more
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
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