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How can an untreated aneurysm last for over eleven years without rupturing?

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Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Critical Care
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In brief: Variable "growth"

Aneurysms of the aorta tend to have 2 "growth" phases ( rates of increase in diameter ) - the first which slow and can extend over many years and the second which is much more rapid.

In brief: Variable "growth"

Aneurysms of the aorta tend to have 2 "growth" phases ( rates of increase in diameter ) - the first which slow and can extend over many years and the second which is much more rapid.
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Slow growth

Aneurysms take long time to develop and may have slow growth.
Risk of rupture increases with increasing size.

In brief: Slow growth

Aneurysms take long time to develop and may have slow growth.
Risk of rupture increases with increasing size.
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