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What does "calcified splenic artery anerurysm measuring 7 mm" mean?

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Posted on Tue, 8 Jul 2014
Question: I had blood in my urine and my dr sent me for a cat scan without contrast. It came back everything is normal except it says . Incidental not is made of a subcentimeter peripherally calcified splenic artery anerurysm measuring 7 mm. My said he does not know what this could mean. What should I do now. I am terrified ad very upset this thing is going to burst. m
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
relax, it will not brust

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

A calcified aneurysm is harmless and does not burst. It just needs to be followed up at every 6 months to looks for any change in size. If only it is increasing in size then only an intervention is needed.

And the blood in your urine could had been due to a stone, which got passed out before you went for a scan. But it the blood persists you need to get your bladder cystoscopy done and your urine checked for malignant cells, as that is a possibility at your age.

Hope i have been helpful.

Regards,
Dr. Deepika Patil
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Follow up: Dr. Deepika Patil (38 minutes later)
Because it is calcified does that mean it was there for a long time. I have had other cat scans in the past and it never showed up. Thanks so much for your ans
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
it shows after calcification

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Yes it is possible that it was there before also but it shows only after calcification on a plain scan film. So it must have recently got calcified so it was not on previous films.

Regards,
Dr.Deepika Patil
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What does "calcified splenic artery anerurysm measuring 7 mm" mean?

Brief Answer: relax, it will not brust Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic. A calcified aneurysm is harmless and does not burst. It just needs to be followed up at every 6 months to looks for any change in size. If only it is increasing in size then only an intervention is needed. And the blood in your urine could had been due to a stone, which got passed out before you went for a scan. But it the blood persists you need to get your bladder cystoscopy done and your urine checked for malignant cells, as that is a possibility at your age. Hope i have been helpful. Regards, Dr. Deepika Patil