aneurism


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Related to aneurism: abdominal aortic aneurysm, aortic aneurysm, stroke, Brain Aneurysm
  • noun

Synonyms for aneurism

a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall

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An aneurism occurs when the wall of an artery becomes weakened and balloons outward.
Currently, to treat this condition, a number of platinum coils are deposited in the aneurism.
When the coil is placed in the aneurism, a few pulses of laser energy melt the glue, releasing the coil in a second or two, with no dangerous residues.
5,989,242, covering devices for releasing platinum coils in aneurisms in blood vessels in the brain.
FDA to market its optical fiber/coil delivery device with a small diode laser, a little larger than a telephone, for treating brain aneurisms.