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What are the types of aneurysms?

Barry T. Katzen, MD
Diagnostic Radiology
Aneurysms can occur in any part of the body but are seen most often in the following parts of the body:
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) occur in the part of the aorta (the body's main artery) that goes through the abdomen.
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms occur in the aorta in the chest.
  • Popliteal aneurysms occur in arteries behind the knees.
  • Visceral aneurysms occur in the arteries to organs in the abdomen like the kidneys
  • Brain aneurysms occur in the arteries in the brain

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