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Can ehler's danlos syndrome lead to aaa?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ED lead to AAA?

Ehler's danlos is a known cause for aaa's, so yes.

In brief: ED lead to AAA?

Ehler's danlos is a known cause for aaa's, so yes.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Dr. Kevin Nolan
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Yes!

AAA is more likely in ehlers-danlos patients.
Need ultrasound to follow.

In brief: Yes!

AAA is more likely in ehlers-danlos patients.
Need ultrasound to follow.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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