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What's it mean to have femoral artery aneurysm?

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Dr. Linda Harris
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Linda Harris
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Risk of rupture

Aneurysm is an abnormal dilatation of a blood vessel and may result in rupture of blood vessel, in this case femoral artery, with bleeding into surrounding tissues or externally and can be fatal.

In brief: Risk of rupture

Aneurysm is an abnormal dilatation of a blood vessel and may result in rupture of blood vessel, in this case femoral artery, with bleeding into surrounding tissues or externally and can be fatal.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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