Fusiform aneurysm
A vascular outpouching shaped like a spindle. A fusiform widening of an artery or vein. An aneurysm is a localized widening (dilatation) of an artery, vein, or the heart. At the area of an aneurysm, there is typically a bulge and the wall is weakened and may rupture. The word “aneurysm” comes from the Greek “aneurysma” meaning “a widening.”

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a spindle-shaped arterial aneurysm in which the stretching process affects the entire circumference of the artery, as opposed to a saccular aneurysm. Called also Richet a.

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