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Latest Fusiform and dolichoectatic aneurysms Stories

2011-12-29 06:30:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Before now, the only way to treat a wide-neck aneurysm was to undergo brain surgery. A novel device approved by the FDA made it possible to close wide-neck aneurysms that press against the optic nerve in the eye without risks, pain and longer recovery of major surgery. Aneurysms, weak areas of arteries that balloon out, can have catastrophic brain-damaging and life-threatening consequences if they burst. With very small aneurysms, the risks of intervention may be...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'