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also an·eu·rism  (ăn′yə-rĭz′əm)
An abnormal, blood-filled sac formed by dilation of the wall of a blood vessel or heart ventricle, most commonly the abdominal aorta and intracranial arteries, resulting from disease or trauma to the wall, as in atherosclerosis.

[Middle English aneurisme, ultimately from Greek aneurusma, from aneurein, to dilate : ana-, throughout; see ana- + eurus, wide.]

an′eu·rys′mal (-məl) adj.


(ˈænjəˌrɪzəm) or


(Medicine) a sac formed by abnormal dilation of the weakened wall of a blood vessel
[C15: from Greek aneurusma, from aneurunein to dilate, from eurunein to widen]
ˌaneuˈrysmal, ˌaneuˈrismal, ˌaneurysˈmatic, ˌaneurisˈmatic adj
ˌaneuˈrysmally, ˌaneuˈrismally, ˌaneurysˈmatically, ˌaneurisˈmatically adv


or an•eu•rism

(ˈæn yəˌrɪz əm)

a permanent cardiac or arterial dilatation usu. caused by weakening of the vessel wall.
[1650–60; < Greek aneúrysma dilation, derivative (with -(s)ma n. suffix of result) of aneurýnein to dilate (see an-3, eury-)]
an`eu•rys′mal, an`eu•ris′mal, adj.
an`eu•rys′mal•ly, an`eu•ris′mal•ly, adv.


A swelling in the wall of an artery or vein caused by disease or injury.

aneurism, aneurysm

a disease of the artery wall that causes a localized dilatation of the artery and a pulsating tumor.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aneurysm - a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wallaneurysm - a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall
cardiovascular disease - a disease of the heart or blood vessels
aortic aneurysm - an aneurysm of the aorta
cerebral aneurysm - an aneurysm of the carotid artery
intracranial aneurysm - an aneurysm of a cranial artery
ventricular aneurysm - a localized dilation or protrusion on the wall of the left ventricle of the heart (occurring after a myocardial infarction)


n. aneurisma, dilatación de una porción de la pared de una arteria;
aortic ______ aórtico;
berry ______ cerebral saculado;
cerebral ______ cerebral;
dissecting ______ disecante;
false ______ falso;
fusiform ______ fusiforme;
true ______verdadero.


n aneurisma m; abdominal aortic — aneurisma aórtico abdominal, aneurisma de aorta abdominal; dissecting — aneurisma disecante; mycotic — aneurisma micótico
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Surgical pathology of infected aneurysms of the descending thoracic and abdominal aorta: clinicopathologic correla tions in 29 cases (1976 to 1999).
As for management, the same principles as in the case of other infected aneurysms apply, although aneurysm as well as patient factors may influence the definitive therapy of each.
Infected aneurysms specifically due to Aspergillus species have been reported in immunosuppressed humans (6,7) and in a horse.