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Stent in aortic aneurysm. Coloured 3D computed tomography (CT) angiogram of the aorta (main body artery) of a patient with an aortic aneurysm that has been repaired with a stent (metal mesh, grey). An aneurysm is a swelling of the artery wall, and can be fatal if it ruptures. A stent has been implanted in the abdominal region of the aorta after surgery on an aneurysm at this location. The stent has been placed at the bifircation of the aorta (lower centre) into the iliac arteries, and as far up as the kidneys (red, upper left and upper right).
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