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It's Topic Tuesday!

Updated: Dec 31, 2021

Today is about ANEURYSMS. Did you know there are 3 main types different types of aneurysms located in many different areas?

According to this article by Johns Hopkins Medicine:

"An aneurysm is a bulging, weakened area in the wall of a blood vessel resulting in an abnormal widening or ballooning greater than 50% of the vessel's normal diameter (width). An aneurysm may occur in any blood vessel, but is most often seen in an artery rather than a vein.

A pseudoaneurysm, or false aneurysm, is not an enlargement of any of the layers of the blood vessel wall. A false aneurysm may be the result of a prior surgery or trauma. Sometimes, a tear can occur on the inside layer of the vessel. As a result, blood fills in between the layers of the blood vessel wall creating a pseudoaneurysm.

A dissecting aneurysm is an aneurysm that occurs with a tear in the artery wall that separates the 3 layers of the wall, rather than ballooning out the entire wall."

To learn more about aneurysms and treatment plans, please click this link.

*picture from memphisvascular

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