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Abdominal aortic is nonaneurysmal , what does this mean?

Abdominal aortic is nonaneurysmal , what does this mean?

Good: If an abdominal aortic ultrasound reported that the abdominal aorta was "nonaneurysmal", this means that there was no evidence of a widening (dilation or aneurysm) of the abdominal aorta (non-aneurysmal abdominal aorta). This test is done in selected individuals to evaluate for abdominal aortic aneurysm (aaa), which can be life threatening if became too big. ...Read more

Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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On an abdominal aortic ultrasound do u c the aorta up to the knob around the diaphragm area? Do u always watch the same length?

On an abdominal aortic ultrasound do u c the aorta up to the knob around the diaphragm area? Do u always watch the same length?

Uz: You can see most of the abdominal aorta on abdominal ultrasound in most people. You try and image as much of it as you can. There is no 'knob' in the abdominal aorta. ...Read more

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Beating sensations different areas all around belly button under ribs all different areas is it likely to be abdominal aortic aneurism last few months?

Beating sensations different areas all around belly button under ribs all different areas is it likely to be abdominal aortic aneurism last few months?

Not likely: Abdominal aortic aneurysms usually have no symptoms or sensation. Sometimes they can be felt through the front abdominal wall. An aneurysm in a 31 y/o without other medical issues would be very unlikely. Talk to your dr and check your pulse and heart rhythm an ultrasound would be the easiest way to elevate your fear and may see something else. ...Read more

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If you have 14mm abdominal aorta as a 23 yo, you will have thinner walls than if you had 2cm healthy aorta and so a weaker aorta. More prone to burst?

If you have 14mm abdominal aorta as a 23 yo, you will have thinner walls than if you had 2cm healthy aorta and so a weaker aorta. More prone to burst?

Just the opposite: Aortic aneurysms have a higher risk of rupture with increasing diameter. Generally they are treated expectantly with observation and antihypertensives if necessary until they become symptomatic (with pain or showering emboli distally), or enlarge greater than 5 cm. The two methods of fixing them are with a traditional operation or more recently, stent placement. ...Read more

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If X-ray shows abdominal aorta (enlarged) does that mean plaque problem?

If X-ray shows abdominal aorta (enlarged) does that mean plaque problem?

It might: Typically an enlarged aorta is due to an anuerysm. The anueysm may or may not contain cholesterol plaque. Aortic aneurysms are repaired once they reach a certain size due to the risk of rupture. People with aortic anuerysms should follow up routinely with a vascular specialist for ongoing management of the condition (cardiologist or vascular surgeon). ...Read more

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I had and echocardiogram and it came out fine can I ruled out problem with my aorta cause i'm scared cause i can see my upper abdominal beating alot?

I had and echocardiogram and it came out fine can I ruled out problem with my aorta cause i'm scared cause i can see my upper abdominal beating alot?

Abdominal beating: No you can not rule out abdominal aortic pathology from echo. In thin individuals you can feel abdominal pulsation from aorta. Ultrasound or ct chest/abdomen/pelvis can rule out abdominal aortic aneurysms. ...Read more