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ct scan: paravertebral soft tissues remarkable for calcifications in the abdominal aorta. is this fatal?

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Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Calcium in aorta: Atherosclerosis-the fancy name, hardening or the arteries-the common name...Same disease process. Its the calcium that makes them hard. So...Calcifications are very commonly seen in the aortic wall and do not, all by themselves indicate anything remotely fatal.
Answered on Sep 20, 2018
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