Aneurysm, atherosclerotic
See: Aneurysm, arteriosclerotic.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Aneurysm, arteriosclerotic — An aneurysm that occurs because the vessel wall is weakened by arteriosclerosis. Also called an atherosclerotic aneurysm. An aneurysm is a localized widening (dilatation) of an artery, vein, or the heart. At the area of an aneurysm, there is… …   Medical dictionary

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