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What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ballooning

An aneurysm is diffuse or focal dilatation of an artery like the abdominal aorta of more than 1.
5 times its normal size. For abdominal aortic aneurysm generally anything above 3 cm in 50-60yr old patient. They typically don't need fixed unless above 5 cm in females and 5.5 cm in males or rapidly enlarging or causing symptoms.

In brief: Ballooning

An aneurysm is diffuse or focal dilatation of an artery like the abdominal aorta of more than 1.
5 times its normal size. For abdominal aortic aneurysm generally anything above 3 cm in 50-60yr old patient. They typically don't need fixed unless above 5 cm in females and 5.5 cm in males or rapidly enlarging or causing symptoms.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Enlargment of aorta

Dilation/enlargment of the aorta in the abdomen.

In brief: Enlargment of aorta

Dilation/enlargment of the aorta in the abdomen.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bulge in vessel

A (AAA) affects one of the largest blood vessels of the body, the aorta.
The aorta allows blood flow from the heart to the remainder of the body. The aorta becomes weak in a specific area causing the vessel to bulge out. This bulge can rupture if left untreated. Think of it like a balloon that you've blown up too much, when it pops, the air escapes. A ruptured aneurysm may lead to death.

In brief: Bulge in vessel

A (AAA) affects one of the largest blood vessels of the body, the aorta.
The aorta allows blood flow from the heart to the remainder of the body. The aorta becomes weak in a specific area causing the vessel to bulge out. This bulge can rupture if left untreated. Think of it like a balloon that you've blown up too much, when it pops, the air escapes. A ruptured aneurysm may lead to death.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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