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East and Central African Journal of Surgery
Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa
ISSN: 1024-297X
EISSN: 1024-297X
Vol. 18, No. 1, 2013, pp. 113-123
Bioline Code: js13015
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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East and Central African Journal of Surgery, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2013, pp. 113-123

 en False Aneurysms: Varied Presentations in General Surgery
Mekonnen, W. & Anderson, B.


An aneurysm by definition is a permanent localized arterial dilation with 50 percent or greater increase in size over the normal diameter of the affected artery. Aneurysms have been classified as true or false (pseudo) aneurysms. True aneurysms involve all three layers of the arterial wall (intima, media, & adventitia). A false or pseudo-aneurysm is a collection of blood or hematoma which had leaked from a defect in the wall of an artery to be later variably confined by the surrounding interstitial tissues. The varied presentations of six patients with false aneurysms admitted and treated on General Surgical wards are presented with the pertinent literature on the subject reviewed along with a review of the records of patients that presented at Gondar University Hospital (GUH) with the diagnosis of false aneurysm over a six years period.

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