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Blog / Aneurysms, Brain Health, Heart Health, Kidney Health

Aneurysm Locations: Where Can They Happen?

Aug. 06 2019 by Sheherzad Raza Preisler Blog Editor, PR, & Social Media Coordinator
Aneurysm Locations: Where Can They Happen?

An aneurysm is a weak area of a blood vessel’s wall; the phenomenon can occur in any blood vessel, but most frequently forms in arteries as opposed to veins. They may be categorized based on their cause, location, or shape. 

Aneurysms can occur in various body parts, including the:

  • Neck
  • Brain
  • Aorta
  • Kidney
  • Spleen
  • Intestines
  • Blood vessels

The most common type of aneurysm manifests in the aorta, which is the body’s largest artery. It carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other body parts. There are two major types of aortic aneurysms:

  1. Abdominal aortic aneurysms occur in the abdomen.
  2. Thoracic aortic aneurysms occur in the chest cavity.

An Ezra scan may detect an aneurysm in your brain, abdomen, or pelvis; you can learn more about our scanning packages here.