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Is an abdominal aortic aneurysm in teenagers even possible?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

Abdominal aortic aneurysms arise due to inflammation over many years.
Age >65yrs, a smoking history, and male gender are the greatest risk factors. A family history also comes into play, especially for women. It would be extremely unlikely for a teenager to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

In brief: Unlikely

Abdominal aortic aneurysms arise due to inflammation over many years.
Age >65yrs, a smoking history, and male gender are the greatest risk factors. A family history also comes into play, especially for women. It would be extremely unlikely for a teenager to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree

In brief: Very rare

There ara certain inherited conditions that can lead to aneurysmsl formation in young people.
Marfans syndrome is probably the most common of these.

In brief: Very rare

There ara certain inherited conditions that can lead to aneurysmsl formation in young people.
Marfans syndrome is probably the most common of these.
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Dr. Linda Harris
For the average teenager, this would be extremely rare. If there is a strong family history of early aneurysms, it would be worth discussing with your childs pediatrician.
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