Saccular aneurysm
An aneurysm that resembles a small sack. A berry aneurysm is typically saccular. 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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sacculated aneurysm an eccentric, localized distended sac affecting only a part of the circumference of the arterial wall, as opposed to a fusiform aneurysm. Called also ampullary a.

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