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What is the presumed cause of most aneurysms of the abdominal aorta?

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Dr. Robert Vorhies
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Several theories

Most common belief is that aneurysms develop due to some inherent weakness in the artery's muscular layer due to an imbalance of collagen metabolism or genetic collagen abnormalities.
The only independent risk of aneurysm growth is high blood pressure and smoking.

In brief: Several theories

Most common belief is that aneurysms develop due to some inherent weakness in the artery's muscular layer due to an imbalance of collagen metabolism or genetic collagen abnormalities.
The only independent risk of aneurysm growth is high blood pressure and smoking.
Dr. Robert Vorhies
Dr. Robert Vorhies
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In brief: Atherosclerosis

There is increasing interest in genetic defects syphilis rarely marfan' syndrome and other defects of collagen post dissection.

In brief: Atherosclerosis

There is increasing interest in genetic defects syphilis rarely marfan' syndrome and other defects of collagen post dissection.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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