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What is an acute aortic aneurysm?
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Dilated aorta
An aortic aneurysm is an aorta which is larger than it is supposed to be.
"acute" refers to the sudden onset of symptoms. The aneurysm can cause pain by suddenly enlarging, encroaching on surrounding parts of the chest or abdomen, or rupturing.

In brief: Dilated aorta
An aortic aneurysm is an aorta which is larger than it is supposed to be.
"acute" refers to the sudden onset of symptoms. The aneurysm can cause pain by suddenly enlarging, encroaching on surrounding parts of the chest or abdomen, or rupturing.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Acute what?
Acute rupture of an aortic aneurysm ? Or do you mean acute aortic dissection with acute aneurysm formation with or without rupture?

In brief: Acute what?
Acute rupture of an aortic aneurysm ? Or do you mean acute aortic dissection with acute aneurysm formation with or without rupture?
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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