Aortic Aneurysms

Aortic Aneurysm Overview

An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal enlargement or bulging of the aorta, which is the largest blood vessel in the body and the main artery from the heart. An aneurysm occurs when a portion of the vessel becomes weakened and expands. The pressure of the blood flow through the vessel creates a bulge in the weak area, beginning small and growing as the pressure continues. Aneurysms pose a risk of rupturing and causing internal bleeding.

There are two types of aortic aneurysms:

  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms – occurring in the aorta located in the upper part of the chest
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms – occurring in the part of the aorta running through the abdomen

Some people are at a higher risk for aneurysms. Because aneurysms can develop and grow before causing any symptoms, screening is recommended for people between age 65 and 75 who have a family history of aneurysms or those who have smoked.

Treatment Options

  • Ongoing monitoring of vascular health
  • Endovascular repair (stent grafts)
  • Open surgical repair
  • Hybrid repair
Vascular Surgery
Collins, MS
Vascular Specialists
Covington County Hospital
701 S. Holly Ave.
Collins, MS 39428
Get Directions
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Vascular Surgery
Columbia, MS
Vascular Specialists
Columbia Family Clinic
502 Broad St.
Columbia, MS 39429
Get Directions
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Vascular Surgery
Hattiesburg, MS
Vascular Specialists
Hattiesburg Clinic - Main
415 S. 28th Ave.
2nd Floor
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Get Directions
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Vascular Surgery
Laurel, MS
Vascular Specialists
Laurel Family Medicine
2313 Hwy. 15 N.
Laurel, MS 39440
Get Directions
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Vascular Surgery
Magee, MS
Vascular Specialists
Magee General Hospital
300 3rd Ave. SE
Magee, MS 39111
Get Directions
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Vascular Surgery
Picayune, MS
Vascular Specialists
Highland Community Hospital
128 Highland Pkwy.
Ste. 200
Picayune, MS 39466
Get Directions
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Vascular Surgery
Picayune, MS
Vascular Specialists
1837 Cooper Rd.
Picayune, MS 39466
Get Directions
Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Back to Top