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What is a herniated aorta?

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
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In brief: No such thing

A hernia is an abnormal protrusion of an organ through a defect -- this really can't happen with the aorta.
An enlarged aorta may (incorrectly) be called a "hernia", but more appropriately that would be ectasia or an aneurysm.

In brief: No such thing

A hernia is an abnormal protrusion of an organ through a defect -- this really can't happen with the aorta.
An enlarged aorta may (incorrectly) be called a "hernia", but more appropriately that would be ectasia or an aneurysm.
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