Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
125 Doctors are Online

Had femorial arterial hernia. Blood gushed out. What could have happened?

I m writing a story/personal memoir---my stepfather died in 1995. I believe he had something like a femorial arterial hernia (?). He passed out one day and when they took him to the hospital they operated and it burst while on the operating table, I guess, and all his blood gushed out before they could do anything. Does that sound like the type of condition he might have had and what could have happened back then? Thanks.
Asked On : Mon, 17 Sep 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  49
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
it sounds like your father had a femoral artery aneurysm. An "Aneurysm" is a localized dilation of an artery, which can look like a bulge or a balloon on imaging studies like a CT scan or angiogram. Aneurysms are more common in the brain, but they may happen also commonly large vessels such as the aorta and femoral arteries. When these aneurysms grow, they are at an increased risk to pop and bleed, and when this happens there is usually no time to stop the bleeding as it is very brisk.
Hope that answered your question. Let me know if you have any further concerns.
Answered: Mon, 17 Sep 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor