Aneurysm

What is an aneurysm?

An aneurysm is a small exten­sion of an artery or vein with­in the body. It is a blood filled pock­et attached to a vein or artery.

Why do aneurysms occur?

An aneurysm can occur as a result of a dis­ease, usu­al­ly as a defence mech­a­nism, or as a weak­en­ing in the blood ves­sel wall.

How are aneurysms treated?

Aneurysms can be treat­ed by sim­ple surgery where the aneurysm is cut off and the blood ves­sel is sewn back togeth­er to the effect of its orig­i­nal state.