An aneurysm occurs when an artery’s wall weakens and causes an abnormally large bulge. This bulge can rupture and cause internal bleeding. Although an aneurysm can occur in any part of your body, they’re most common in the brain, aorta, legs and spleen. Males are more likely to have aneurysms than females. Aneurysms that occur near the surface of the body may show signs of swelling and pain. A large mass may also develop.
Symptoms of Aneurysms: Headache, dilated pupil, drooping eyelids, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, seizure, loss of consciousness. It can be diagnosed by computerised tomography, magnetic resonance imaging,
Treatment: It varies depending on the body part location and type of aneurysm. Example, a weak area of a vessel in the chest and abdomen may require endovascular stent graft surgery. This minimally invasive procedure may be preferred over traditional open surgery because it involves repairing and strengthening of damaged blood vessels. The procedure also reduces the infecting chance, scarring, and other related problems.
Statistics: In Netherland, pevalence of aneurysm is estimated to be of 16,318,199, people affected are 119,986. It shows less prevalence.