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how can an abdominal aortic aneurysm effect one or both kidneys?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Location: If the aneurysm involves the area around the arteries going to the kidneys, either one or both of them can thrombose.
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 33 years experience
Location location: An aortic aneurysm is a weakening of the wall of the aorta causing it to balloon out. In most cases this weakening is in the part of the aorta below the kidney arteries. Sometimes an aneurysm may involve the part of the aorta where the kidney arteries originate. These type of aneurysms are more challenging to treat especially if you are pursuing a minimally invasive option.

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How does an abdominal aortic aneurysm affect my kidneys?

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Dr. Andres Katz
Vascular Surgery 49 years experience
Many possible ways: Renal arteries may arise from the aneurysm, they might be aneurysmal, there is usually some degree of narrowing of the origin of the renal arteries, they might be occluded, the left real veins might be behind the aortic aneurysm.

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Last updated Dec 19, 2015

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