Where do aneurysms occur in the body?

David W. Drucker, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Aneurysms can occur anywhere along the aorta, and in other blood vessels. The two most common aneurysms are of the thoracic aorta, which is in your chest (thorax), and of the abdominal aorta, which is in your abdomen. Aneurysms can also occur in the brain, neck or arm arteries and behind the knee cap (popliteal artery aneurysms), although all of these are less likely. The most important thing is to work with your doctor to decide if you're somebody who should be screened for aneurysms.

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