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Synonyms for aneurysm

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

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Dissection and dissecting aneurysms of the aorta: twenty-year follow-up of five hundred twenty seven patients treated surgically.
The principal cause of death following the attack was found to be a dissecting aneurysm, a torn aorta which caused blood to leak into the upper bowel resulting in the bowel dying, which doctors said would have been excruciatingly painful.
Murray HW, Mann JJ, Genecin A, et al: Fever with dissecting aneurysm of the aorta.
Dissecting aneurysm of the gastroduodenal artery: anatomic basis for the clinical syndrome of abdominal apoplexy.
The case against the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University followed a complaint from ``Mr H'' that a delay in diagnosing his wife after she was admitted to the Royal Liverpool in April 1997 led to her death from dissecting aneurysm.