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infrarenal abdominal aortic ectasia

A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Repeat study : In one year. I agree with your doctor.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Hollander
47 years experience Cardiology
This : This is fairly common. You should be aware of your vascular risk factors such as cholesterol levels, smoking status, hypertension, etc.. A report of " ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
Check it out: Most likely you are hypervigslent when anxious but should let doc chk it iut.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Naylor
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Not too small: 10 to 20 mm is normal for adult aorta. The chance of rupture increases as it gets larger. So the chance of rupture of a small aorta is very small.
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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 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension & genes: Genetics plus hypertension plus age.
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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 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Ectasia: Ectasia is dilation or distension of a blood vessel.
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Variable: People have various experiences. I was involved with repair of a 10cm AAA one time.
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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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Below the kidneys: An infrarenal aortic aneurysm is a dilation of the aorta below the renal (kidney) arteries. This section of the aorta is located in the abdomen.
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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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Bulging Aorta: Ballooning of the abdominal portion of the aorta. The aorta is one of the major arteries that carry blood from your heart to the rest of the body. Som ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Bulge in vessel: A (AAA) affects one of the largest blood vessels of the body, the aorta. The aorta allows blood flow from the heart to the remainder of the body. The ... Read More
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A member asked:
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Eidt
Dr. John Eidt answered
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Unknown: 10 cm is a very large aneurysm. The largest ever is unknown.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Multiple factors: Smoking and certain genetic factors contribute to the development of aortic aneurysm. Maintaining a normal cholesterol and lipid profile can help red ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Calcification : Calcification of blood vessel walls (including of the aorta) is commonly detected by X-ray, CT scan, or ultrasound tests. It usually indicates the pr ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No. : Dissections may become aneurysmal. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a full thickness dilatation of the aortic wall. In a dissection, there is a tear of ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lev Lubarsky
22 years experience Cardiology
AAA>5cm may rapture : Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is considered a surgical disease if it is > 5 cm. At that point the risk of rupture is greater then the risk of surgic ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Why choose?: Prior to endovascular stent graft treatments of aneurysms, open thoracic aneurysm repair was definitely more risky than repair of the more common abdo ... Read More
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