A 23-year-old male asked:
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hi doctor can your aorta rupture at age 23?

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Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Congenital defect: or trauma. Rapid deceleration can cause aortic rupture. Congenital weakness of the aortic wall found in Marfan's syndrome or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome can also cause rupture. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
Answered on Jul 25, 2017
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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: from tauma. Otherwise unlikely.
Answered on Nov 24, 2014
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Aortic rupture: This is a very rare happening. It could happen as a result of kawasaki disease
Answered on Nov 24, 2014
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Dr. Moshe Lewis
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
That is very unlikly: Provide us some background for the basis of your question.In medicine we generally dont like to say that anything is not possible,however we also prefer for patients not to look up random scary diagnoses on the Internet or jump to conclusions or formulate questions w/o establishing foundation.As you no doubt read aortic rupture typically is due to trauma or an aneurysm which are not seen in youth.
Answered on Nov 29, 2014
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
There is a greater possibility if you have Marfan Syndrome
Nov 29, 2014
Dr. John Ricotta
47 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: when this happens the person usually has an inherited defect in the wall of the aorta - most common is either Marfans' or Loeys Dietz syndrome this usually runs in families
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes but very unusual: Aortic rupture is related to how strong your aortic tissue is (can be affected by certain conditions) and the stress on your aorta (related to size of your aorta and you r blood pressure). Also, very serious trauma can cause aortic rupture. Most of the time the aorta ruptures in someone so young, there is a disorder of the connective tissue present.
Answered on Apr 25, 2016
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Dr. Andris Kazmers
44 years experience Vascular Surgery
Aorta rupture: A normal aorta will not rupture spontaneously at age 23. Injured aortas can rupture after deceleration injury like a car accident. There are genetic disorders associated with aortic rupture in young people but they are uncommon (for example, vascular Ehler-Danlos syndrome among others). If there is a family history of such problems consultation with a vascular specialist would be warranted.
Answered on Oct 6, 2015

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