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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 300-302

Multiple aneurism (Siraja Granthi) observed during cadaveric dissection

Department of Shareera Rachana, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi, Karnataka, India

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Pralhad D Subbannavar
Asso. Prof., Dept. of Shareera Rachana, SDM College of Ayurveda, Kuthpady, Udupi - 574 118, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.153749

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Acharya Sushruta has emphasized the method and importance of dissection to study anatomy practically. Perfect knowledge of anatomy is vital for practicing surgeons and hence training of dissecting the dead body was considered as mandatory for surgeons. Though dissection techniques may give the perception of the structure of organs, the pervading and subtle consciousness in the body can be experienced with the eyes of knowledge and penance only . Though standard anatomy is defined based on statistical inferences on comparing large number of subjects, individual variations and exceptional structural specialties tend to occur quite frequently. Proper recording and publication of such instances would strengthen the knowledge base of the science. During the routine cadaveric dissection in the anatomy lab, multiple aneurisms (Siraja Granthi) in the abdominal aorta and femoral artery of 55-year-old male cadaver were observed. Such pathological variations are uncommon but clinically significant. Rupture of aneurysms or clot formation inside the lumen can produce serious complications in living condition. Enhancing size of the aneurysm producing pressure effect on the nearby structures can be the other reason for the surgical intervention. A good number of these can remain asymptomatic for a considerable period. As the clinical consequences are wide varying, the disease is of interest to physicians, as well as surgeons.

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