|Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Glossary |
|Abdominal aortic aneurysm: a bulging or ballooning of a weakened area of the abdominal aorta (main vessel of the arterial system of the body that extends through the abdomen). This term is often abbreviated to “AAA.”|
Aneurysm: a bulng or ballooning of a weakened area of a blood vessel.
Aneurysm rupture: a tear in the vessel wall near or at the location of the bulging or ballooning of the weakened area of the blood vessel (Abdominal aortic aneurysm).
Aorta: the main trunk of the arterial system of the body.
CT scan: a series of computerized X-rays that form a picture of your aneurysm after placement of a stent graft.
Delivery catheter: a long tube-like device that assists in the placement of the stent graft within the blood vessels.
Edema: a condition in which the body issues contain a excessive amount of tissue fluid.
Endoleak: blood flow into the aneurysm after placement of a stent graft.
Endovascular stent grafting: a procedure in which a tube-shaped device is placed inside a diseased vessel without surgically opening the tissue surrounding the diseased vessel.
Excluded/exclusion: shutting off or removing from the main part.
Fluoroscopy: a real-time X-ray image that is viewed on a monitor.
Intravascular ultrasound: an image created on a monitor through the use of high-frequency sound waves from inside the blood vessel (artery only).
Occlusion: the closure or state of being closed.
Perigraft flow: blood flow through the material of the tube-shaped device.
Thrombus: a blood clot that obstructs a blood vessel or a cavity of the heart.