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An aneurysm is an abnormal bulge or swelling in the wall of an artery. This occurs when a weakness in the wall of an artery develops allowing pressure within the artery to cause a ballooning out. They can develop in any blood vessel but occur primarily in the aorta which carries blood from the heart to the entire body. Aneurysms can also occur in the abdomen. 

Many individuals with aortic or abdominal aneurysms may not have any symptoms, but if it becomes larger(dissects) or ruptures  sudden, very painful chest or abdominal pain may occur associated with a drop in blood pressure and death occurs.  If tests are done for those with complaints of chest or abdominal pain,  signs of an aneurysm may be present. 

If one alleges disability because of a aortic or abdominal aneurysm, in order to receive disability benefits,  the medical record must show that tests have been done which show the presence of an aneurysm. In addition your treating doctor’s notes must also show that the size of the aneurysm has not been controlled by treatment and that chest or abdominal pain continues due to continued enlargement of the aneurysm. 

On the other hand, if one has undergone successful surgery, followed by the absence of complications, then an individual would be denied benefits.