Aneurysmal arterial disease
Aneurysmal arterial disease consists of an increase in the lumen of arteries. It affects primarily the intra-abdominal aorta, the iliac and popliteal arteries (in the back of the knees)
The symptoms are often absent or rudimentary (pain in the stomach or when walking).
The diagnosis of an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta is often made by chance during an ultrasound or scan for another reason, or during a routine check-up (risk factor, family history, etc.).
The treatment of aneurysmal disease is less and less invasive nowadays. Depending on the outcome, it will consist of using stents inside the blood vessels to prevent arterial dilation and to strengthen the walls.
Flattening of the aneurysm and prosthetic bypass
For more informations, go to useful documents or the website of la Société de Chirurgie Vasculaire et Endovasculaire de langue française (FR) (SCVE)