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Can falling cause an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
11 doctors agree

In brief: No

Trauma such as falling does not cause aaas.
They typically form slowly over time due to inflammation in the wall of the aorta. Risk factors are age >65, smoking, male gender and a family history. Interestingly high speed motor vehicle accidents can cause a tear in the thoracic aorta. These are called dissections.

In brief: No

Trauma such as falling does not cause aaas.
They typically form slowly over time due to inflammation in the wall of the aorta. Risk factors are age >65, smoking, male gender and a family history. Interestingly high speed motor vehicle accidents can cause a tear in the thoracic aorta. These are called dissections.
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Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Not unless it is a traumatic pseudo aneurysm
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: AAA and falls

When people say they have an abdominal aortic aneurysm they are talking about what's called a "true" aneurysm. These are not formed from falls.
There are also "false" aneurysms and they can develop in certain locations after falls or other trauma.

In brief: AAA and falls

When people say they have an abdominal aortic aneurysm they are talking about what's called a "true" aneurysm. These are not formed from falls.
There are also "false" aneurysms and they can develop in certain locations after falls or other trauma.
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: No

This shouldnt cause an aneurysm.

In brief: No

This shouldnt cause an aneurysm.
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