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Heart showing aortic arch in redAortic AneurysmsAn Aortic Aneurysm refers to abnormal enlargement or bulging of the aorta, which is the largest blood vessel in the body. The aorta is the main artery in the human body beginning at the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen. The joSweeney Law FirmAortic DissectionAortic dissection is a type of aneurysm. Aortic aneurysm in most cases is a rupture to weakened or stressed blood vessels due to high blood pressure. The type of dissection that occurs is dependent on the locale in the aorta. The most serious and often faSweeney Law FirmChiari MalformationChiari malformation is characterized by cerebellar physical malformation, and may or may not include a protrusion of this part of the brain and brainstem into the foramen magnum (the large hole at the base of the skull that allows for the connection of thSweeney Law FirmComplex Regional Pain SyndromeComplex regional pain syndrome, also known as causalgia, is characterized by chronic pain. Names formerly used for this disorder were reflex sympathetic dystrophy, Sudek’s atrophy, and algoneurodystrophy. It can occur in limbs, hands or feet most commonlySweeney Law FirmEncephalitisEncephalitis is inflammation of the brain, often attributable to viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic invaders. If one the causative agents listed are directly involved in the inflammation, it is known as primary encephalitis. Secondary encephalitis occSweeney Law FirmEndometriosisEndometriosis is a condition affecting females of childbearing age. Cells of the uterine lining, called the endometrium, may grow in places other than the uterus causing pain, bleeding, and infertility. The endometrium grows and sloughs off each month. InSweeney Law FirmFactor V LeidenFactor V Leiden is a hypercoagulative condition caused by a mutation in factor V. Factor V is one component in the clotting pathway that involves many proteins and regulators. Excess coagulation occurs from factor V mutation because the gene defect resultSweeney Law FirmGangreneAny injury can result in tissue death or necrosis. Gangrene is a type of necrosis, but on a larger scale. Gangrene results from tissues losing access to nutrient and oxygen supplying blood circulation -- commonly in extremities such as fingers, toes, handSweeney Law FirmGuillain-Barre SyndromeGuillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is also known as acute idiopathic polyneuritis, infectious polyneuritis, acute inflammatory polyneuropathy, and acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. GBS is a rare autoimmune disorder that affects the nerves specifSweeney Law FirmHerniated DiscHerniated disc, also known as slipped disc or ruptured disc, can happen to any of the 23 fibrous, protective discs between vertebrae of the spine. The lumbar region or lower back is the most common location of a herniated disc. Discs are located between t