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fusiform infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm

A 97-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
18 years experience Thoracic Surgery
AAA: ansolutely it can potentially be a life threatening disease. It can cause severe abdominal or back pain even if it doesn't rupture
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Ballooning Artery: An infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm is the dilitation or ballooning of the abdominal aorta below the branches that provide blood to the kidneys. I ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
With twists/bends: The term "tortuous" simply means: full of twists, turns and bends. In medicine we use this to describe the pathway of veins or arteries. When either v ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not typically: Abdominal aortic aneurysms, when large enough, can sometimes be felt by pressing on the abdomen. This feels like a very prominent pulse in the abdomen ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Pretty low: Unless he/she has a congenital malformation or predisposition for aneurysm formation. Abdominal aortic aneurysms, in general, is caused by atheroscle ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Uncertain: Typically patient should have abdominal or back pain for months to years however one can be completely asymtomatic and have sudden pain in abdomen and ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
Varies - get fixed!: Symptoms can include back pain, abdominal pain from the streching and pressure inside the aneurysm to surrounding tissues, "blue toe" syndrome ( prega ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Possible: There is a condition called a "contained rupture", which means the walls of the aorta have been violated however the leak is contained. This is certai ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Extreme high blood pressure can induce rupture but of course also depending on the size , type/shape of the aneurysm . So small AAA less than 4 cm rar ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
No, unless: You have hereditary disorders of collagen synthesis, and even then it is rare. You can have aneurysms of other arteries, though, which are congenital ... Read More

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