What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


An aneurysm is a delicate

Symptoms of aneurysms are hard

Massage is systemically contrain-

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dilation or outpouching in

to pin down. Thoracic aneurysms

dicated for diagnosed aneu-


an artery, usually part of

may cause chronic hoarseness;ab-

rysms, and is strongly cautioned


the aorta or at the base of

dominal aneurysms may cause local

for clients who fit the profile for


the brain.

discomfort, reduced urine output,

aneurysms, but have not been



or severe backache. Cerebral aneu-




rysms may be silent, or may cause




extreme headache when they are at very  high risk for rupture.







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