aneurism


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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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Two years earlier, the patient was diagnosed with a small common carotid artery aneurism measuring 2.
Histopathological analysis of the wall of the aneurism revealed it to be of atherosclerotic origin.
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.