Aortic Aneurysm

What is an aneurysm?

An aneurysm is an abnormal narrowing of an artery, normally caused by arteriosclerosis (degenerative hardening of the arteries), hypertension or chronic infections. The majority of aortic aneurysms are asymptomatic. An aneurysm may appear in any artery of the human body, but it more frequently occurs in the aorta, especially at the level of the kidneys and the larger arteries of the legs (abdominal aortic aneurysm).

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Scanner 3D (MMS®)