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Difference between aneurysm and ectasia?

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In brief: Size

Ectasia is usually a slight dilation and perhaps a long segment.
Aneurysm is a significant dilation 2- 2.5 times normal and frequently a shorter length of involved vessel, but not always. Ectasia can expand to aneurysm size over time. Large aneurysms have a rupture risk an require intervention- surgery.

In brief: Size

Ectasia is usually a slight dilation and perhaps a long segment.
Aneurysm is a significant dilation 2- 2.5 times normal and frequently a shorter length of involved vessel, but not always. Ectasia can expand to aneurysm size over time. Large aneurysms have a rupture risk an require intervention- surgery.
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Dr. George Clark
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In brief: Aneurysm

An aneurysm is defined as an artery that is 50% larger than the normal sized vessel.
Ecstasia is an enlarged or tortuous vessel that is not actually an aneurysm.

In brief: Aneurysm

An aneurysm is defined as an artery that is 50% larger than the normal sized vessel.
Ecstasia is an enlarged or tortuous vessel that is not actually an aneurysm.
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