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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Spleen: No pathology was seen within the spleen. I would ask a vascular surgeon for advice about the splenic aneurysm.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Calcified aneurysm: Most likely the aneurysm. You also likely have generalized atherosclerosis. If so discuss with your Dr. how best to stop the rushing and reverse it. B ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Even if the aneurysm appears calcified on the ct scan, it frequently is not completely calcified. There usually is a portion of the wall that is not c ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Dr. Ken Levin answered
43 years experience Radiology
Technical issues: MRI does not show calcification. X=ray does.
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: on size and symptoms , 2 cm or more size can rapture . the one with calcium deposit is better than the one with out . treatment varies from close o ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Shackelford
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends on size: You should have this monitored regularly and at a certain point your doctor will recommend surgery, if aneurysm continues to grow. Take his advice. I ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: An aortic dissection is a tear in the lining of the aorta, causing blood to leak into the aortic wall, causing pain and possibly hemodynamic issues. A ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
No: Aneurysm is the dilation of your artery that can rupture if it gets too big overtime. A dissection is when the layers of your artery separate - genera ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
No: It will only get larger and eventually rupture or causes material inside the aneurysm to go into the leg arteries potentially causing need for amputat ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Aneurysms are dangerous because many people don't know they have them until they rupture. Screening is important for people over 65 with family histor ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
It is: seen in "hardening of the arteries" a disease which is connected with Cholesterol problems. It needs a complete medical/"vascular" evaluation>Star ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes, but: Coronary aneurysm do not rupture (in adults) like aneurysms of the aorta. When present, they have no more significance than garden variety atheroscler ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Weakness: or bubble in either the distal sub renal aorta or actually on the renal artery, a branch of the abdominal aorta. It is important to document the size ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xi answered
5 years experience General Practice
Serious condition: An aortic dissection is when a tear develops in the inner layer of the aorta [which is a large blood vessel that branches from the heart] and blood en ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Gerndt
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Usually not: Typically, an abdominal aneurysm causes no symptoms until it ruptures or rapidly expands. In the event of rupture, the pain is sudden and severe. So ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Yes: Possibly better seen on an MRA or CT angiogram
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Depends: An aortic aneurysm can be the result of inherited conditions like marfan's syndrome. Conversley, aortic aneurysms may appear 'de novo' in those withou ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unclear: Atherosclerosis syphilis hypertension congenital and familial syndromes and collagen diseases marfan, ehlers danlos all these entities are assoc ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Yes: If the patient is large and/ or has a lot of gas in the bowel then the aorta might not be well seen. Such an exam would be described as sub-optimal an ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Aorta: It means the aorta is not following its usual course in the chest and the calcification implies there is atherosclerotic change in the aorta. This doe ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Exposed to asbestos: Means that you may have or have worked around asbestos. Will not affect your breathing but may put you at risk for mesothelioma. Would have you doc ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Ultrasound: We use abdominal ultrasound to screen for abdominal aortic aneurysm. It is very sensitive and specific for that diagnosis.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Possibly: If the u/s was not performed for the express purpose of looking at the aorta, or if there were technical considerations like intestinal gas or body ha ... Read More

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