Aneurysm is a localized dilatation on the path of an artery; the wall of the latter is thin and fragile and there is a hernia because of the blood pressure in the arterial vessel. This condition causes a risk of rupture of the artery, which can be fatal.
Sometimes the aneurysm is in the form of a pocket which will be in communication with the interior of the artery by a more or less wide neck. Sometimes the aneurysm contains blood clots.
Aneurysm can be anywhere on the artery of the body and gravity will depend on its location and size. On an artery of the brain, the abdomen ...
Aneurysm is a serious condition of the arteries. Apart from congenital malformations, generalized infection or trauma, the aneurysm is often secondary to metabolic disorders: diabetes, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, smoking which has led to the deposition of atheroma plaques on the walls of the arteries. and weakened them.
Aneurysms can therefore be avoided in most cases by a proper lifestyle in everyday life. Today, interventional radiology techniques are an interesting alternative to surgery for treating certain aneurysms.