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Carotid artery aneurysm. Section through an aneurysm in an internal carotid artery. An aneurysm occurs when an artery wall weakens and swells like a balloon. If it bursts, an aneurysm can cause severe internal haemorrhage (bleeding) and, if left untreated, death.
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