• WordNet 3.6
    • n aneurysm a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall
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In literature:

Possibly the boldest operation in the history of surgery is that for ligation of the abdominal aorta for inguinal aneurysm.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Vesalius, always keen in his description of aberrations from the normal, was one of the first to describe internal aneurysm.
"The Evolution of Modern Medicine" by William Osler
What does a second year's student make of a small thoracic aneurysm?
"The Mystery of 31 New Inn" by R. Austin Freeman
On the face of it, an aneurysm which is false is not an aneurysm, any more than a false bank-note is legal tender.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
In some cases the blood-pressure gradually distends the injured segment of the vessel wall and leads to the formation of an aneurysm.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
A tumour or an aneurysm growing in this region also may press upon the nerve.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Lancisi's work on Aneurysms was not published until after his death.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
At such places as shown here aneurysms may form.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield

In news:

HeliFX Aortic Securement System Bring Helical EndoAnchor Technology to the Treatment of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms.
Innovative helical anchor technology enabled for use with market-leading endografts in thoracic aortic aneurysms.
Aneurysm can't squelch 'Mayor Edith'.
He was said to have had an aneurysm.
Cerebral Stethoscope Offers New Tool for Early Detection of Aneurysms.
Nor'wood officials said the cause of death was a brain aneurysm.
After encountering arterial aneurysms - dangerous bulges in a blood vessel wall - in the shoulders of a half dozen pro volleyballers, Dutch researchers canvassed nearly 100 players to see how many more had possible signs of the same injury.
Boozer passed away due to a brain aneurysm last weekend.
Boozer died of a brain aneurysm Saturday at an Omaha hospital.
Endovascular coiling has been the gold standard for minimally invasive treatment of brain aneurysms for almost a decade.
Conventional coils however have a very low volume per coil requiring many implants to achieve aneurysm occlusion.
Finishing coils are small, soft coils used at the final stages of an aneurysm coiling procedure.
Turns out, Jacob, a sophomore at East Wake High School, was stricken by a burst aneurysm Saturday night at the end-of-year East Wake High School FFA cookout.
Dahl died of a brain aneurysm Aug 18 at the age of 54.
When Jordan Cook was 17, his mother, Diane, died without warning, at age 43, from an aneurysm.