Aneurysm is bulging, dilation or ballooning of blood vessel due to degeneration or weakening in portion of walls of blood vessels. It mostly happens as pressure of the blood flow forces the weakened part of the blood vessel to bulge out, though one should note that there may be other reasons as well for weakening of the blood vessel walls. Like a balloon, aneurysm increases in size thereby stretching the walls of the blood vessel thinner and compromising the flexibility of the vessel.
Types of Aneurysms:
Popliteal Artery Aneurysm
In this article, we shall detail on the Aortic Aneurysms.