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Is there such thing as inoperable aaa?

Is there such thing as inoperable aaa?

Yes and no: Pretty much any aneurysm is repairable with an open or endovasculat approach. What would make an aaainoperable is the status of the patient. If someone is too sick to have AAA repair, the AAA may be considered inoperable. ...Read more

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Is abdominal compartment syndrome the same thing as an aaa?

Is abdominal compartment syndrome the same thing as an aaa?

Unrelated: A abdominal aortic aneurysm -aaa- is a widening and thinning of the wall of the abdominal part of the aorta. The aorta is the body's largest artery. Abdominal compartment syndrome occurs when the pressure in the abdomen is so high that blood supply to organs gets cut off. Measure pressure by bladder catheter. Treat with immediate opening of the abdomen surgically. Multiple causes. ...Read more

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Does a AAA make you tired?

Does a AAA make you tired?

In general "No": By itself, AAA does not cause weakness unless it is "leaking" or has ruptured, in which case there will be associated symptom of pain in the "belly" or at the back. Chronic aneurysm, especially after previous AAA graft repair, may slowly erode into adjacent vein ( like the inferior vena cava) giving rise to a small communication, i.e., an aorto-caval fistula, can cause "weakness" or short of breath. ...Read more

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Does a AAA make weird sounds?

Does a AAA make weird sounds?

Not often: Aaas are typically silent. They don't hurt until they rupture and they typically can not be felt. It would be possible to hear the turbulence of the blood flow through blocked renal arteries or mesenteric arteries. For parts of the AAA to have turbulence and cause a noise (bruit) is possible but would be rare. ...Read more

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Are you at risk for AAA in marfans?

Are you at risk for AAA in marfans?

Yes: Marfans is a connective tissue disorder that can affect, amongst other structural tissues, the aorta. In hypertensives in particular, marfans does make one more susceptible to abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. These can detected and treated by a variety of methods, but confirmation of the diagnosis is important. ...Read more

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Can ehler's danlos syndrome lead to aaa?

Can ehler's danlos syndrome lead to aaa?

Type IV can: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a genetic disorder of the collagen fibers in the body (the stuff that keeps the tissues tough). There are several types. It is type IV which may lead to aneurysms, ruptures, or dissections. There are genetic tests that can be done to diagnose this. If you have it, regular screening of the large vessels (aorta) with a ct scan is recommended. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for a AAA repair?

Recovery: Endovascular repairs allow people to go home the day after with some soreness in the groins which will take a week or so to go away. The open surgical repairs leave patients in the hospital 6-8 days, on average, and count on a full month to feel back to full speed. ...Read more

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I have terrible pain. Is it probable I have an aaa?

Unlikely: Given your age, without a significant history of a connective tissue disorder, this is very very unlikely. ...Read more

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