n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Aneurysmal disease - current management concepts
|Article Title||Aneurysmal disease - current management concepts|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||J. Van Marle|
|Publication Date||Jul 2009|
|Pages||295 - 300|
An aneurysm is defined as a localised dilatation of an artery with an increase in diameter of ≥ 50% than that of the 'normal' undilated adjacent vessel. Aneurysms may occur in all arteries but are most commonly found in the infra-renal abdominal aorta (Fig.1). Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are often associated with iliac, femoral and popliteal artery aneurysms, the last accounting for the majority of peripheral arterial aneurysms.
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