What Is an Aneurysm?

‍An aneurysm of the arteries is a fusiform (spindle-shaped) or saccular (sack-shaped) dilatation of the arterial wall. ; which causes swelling in the artery and the formation of a kind of beating ball. An aneurysm can cause pain.

Over time, the diameter of this aneurysm can increase, which risks causing it to rupture and then cause sudden internal bleeding. The aorta, the popliteal artery, the artery under Clavière, the visceral arteries are the most likely to make an aneurysm.


Diagnosis and treatment

Also, the aneurysm can cause vascular emboli and occlude important arteries.

The main cause is high blood pressure. Diagnosis is radiological by Doppler ultrasound and CT angiography. The treatment is medical with monitoring of the aneurysm by Doppler ultrasound.

If the aneurysm is at risk, it requires surgical treatment by flattening and grafting, or by endovascular treatment with a covered stent.

Both treatments are equal but the surgeon will choose the best treatment depending on the size of the aneurysm and the general condition of the patient.

At the Vascular Cabinet, Dr. H. Benjelloun makes the diagnosis by Doppler ultrasound and advises on treatment by surgery as well as by endovascular and endoprosthesis for aneurysms.

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