What is the Main Cause of Aneurysms?

Dr. Philip Henkin

October 27, 2022


Several factors can lead to aneurysm formation. Here’s an overview of a few of them: Microvascular clipping, age, and fusiform aneurysms. Also, read on to learn about the treatment for a ruptured aneurysm.

Fusiform aneurysm

Fusiform aneurysms are characterized by their circumferential ballooning shape. They can develop for several reasons, including atherosclerosis, connective tissue diseases, hypertension, and infections. Symptoms are variable depending on the location and severity of the aneurysm.

This condition is most common in males younger than 50 years old and children and adolescents. It is less common than saccular aneurysms and is usually in the posterior circulation. While current diagnostic imaging can identify the location and size of the aneurysms, it is often unclear what the cause is. This makes the surgical procedure an essential part of the treatment. Flow diversion and reconstruction techniques have shown promising results.


Pseudoaneurysms are caused by abnormal blood vessel growth. In less than 5% of cases, the cause of pseudoaneurysms is the large catheter used to puncture the aneurysm. Other possible causes include anticoagulation, obesity, and calcified arteries. Ultrasound may be used to identify a pseudoaneurysm.

A catheterization test may also be used to diagnose a heart condition. This test involves inserting a flexible tube with a camera through an artery in the leg. However, a catheter can cause a pseudoaneurysm of the vascular wall to get injured during the procedure. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor before the procedure to determine the risks and signs.

Microvascular clipping

Microvascular clipping is a surgical procedure that involves placing a coil inside the aneurysm. A catheter is inserted into a leg artery and maneuvered through the vascular system to reach the aneurysm. Once inside, the waves will block blood flow to the aneurysm and cause a clot to form, destroying the aneurysm. Patients undergo a general anesthetic during this procedure. The recovery period after the process can range from two to five days in the hospital to six weeks at home.

Microvascular clipping has been shown to improve the prognosis of aneurysms in many patients who have undergone it. It is less invasive than angiography, and the risks are minimal.


Aneurysms are a common and sometimes fatal medical condition. They occur when an artery’s wall becomes weakened and bulges out. These aneurysms are usually not accompanied by symptoms, but they can lead to life-threatening internal bleeding when they rupture. An estimated 25,000 people in the United States die annually from an aneurysm. Although aortic aneurysms can develop at any age, they are most common in people over 40.

Aneurysms can occur anywhere in the body, but they are most common in the major arteries that run along the base of the skull. They are common in men and women and are more likely to develop in people with certain inherited disorders.


Aneurysms are a type of vascular rupture caused by an enlargement of blood vessels. They can occur anywhere in the body but are particularly dangerous in the abdomen, chest, and brain. These types of aneurysms are excruciating and often lead to death. In the stomach, aneurysms can develop in the aorta, the largest artery in the body. They often result in bulges that develop under each heartbeat.

Aneurysms can form throughout the body, including the heart, lungs, intestines, kidneys, and spleen. Although they may appear anywhere in the body, most aneurysms occur in the aorta, the largest artery in the body. While aneurysms in the aorta can be extremely dangerous, aneurysms in other parts of the body are much less hazardous.