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Ectatic Abdominal Aorta
Bigger than normal: An ectatic abdominal aorta is one that is bigger than normal but not quite an aneurysm, which is defined as having a diameter that is 1.5X larger than that of a normal segment of aorta. A normal aorta for a man may be somewhere between 18-26 mm, though this is not hard and fast rule. There is general agreement that an aorta measuring 40 mm or greater would be considered an aneurysm, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If u have 14mm abdominal aorta the wall tension must be higher than if I had 25mm aorta? Because the wall thickness r not as great?
Because my abdominal aorta is so small (14mm), does it have to stretch much more than a bigger one?
Not necessarily: We don't know YOUR size - your aorta may be proportionate to your body surface area. Regardless, if you're perfusing your lower extremities sufficiently (easily determined by measuring the BP in your legs and comparing it to your arms), then the size or "stretch" is irrelevant. ...Read more
I keep getting mixed answers. Is it unusual for a 23y/o man to have a 14 mm abdominal aorta? Some say it is? Last questions now sorry...
Normal: 14 mm is normal. size usually does not alter wall thickness. ...Read more
Just need to understand one last thing then ill be gone: my unusually small abdominal aorta 14mm)must stretch more than a normal and it cant be good?
Not necessarily.: There is a significant difference is the average size of the female abdominal aorta versus the male aorta. The average size of the female is about 1.8-2.5 cm, and the average size of the male aorta is higher. If the distal vessels, going to the legs are of normal size and caliber, and the patient is female-there is no concern. If male, then a better look at the walls of the aorta, is needed. ...Read more
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