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What sort of problem is an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Dilation

It is a swelling or dilation of a vessel due to weakness in the wall of the vessel (aorta).
The concern is the risk for rupture, which can cause severe pain and massive bleeding.

In brief: Dilation

It is a swelling or dilation of a vessel due to weakness in the wall of the vessel (aorta).
The concern is the risk for rupture, which can cause severe pain and massive bleeding.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Treatable

In addition to dr. Frederick shieh's answer, you should enter a vascular monitoring program with your doctor and vascular surgeon, if you have a aaa, abdominal aortic aneurysm.
With monitoring and agressive medical therapy your AAA can be managed and treated with less risk for poor outcome/rupture. There are newer interventions for AAA and really good medical therapies.

In brief: Treatable

In addition to dr. Frederick shieh's answer, you should enter a vascular monitoring program with your doctor and vascular surgeon, if you have a aaa, abdominal aortic aneurysm.
With monitoring and agressive medical therapy your AAA can be managed and treated with less risk for poor outcome/rupture. There are newer interventions for AAA and really good medical therapies.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: AAA

The most important part of this problem is identifying the aneurysm early.
By monitoring the size in a serial fashion you should be able to have it repaired before it ruptures. In this fashion you avoid the life threatening situation of a ruptured aneurysm.

In brief: AAA

The most important part of this problem is identifying the aneurysm early.
By monitoring the size in a serial fashion you should be able to have it repaired before it ruptures. In this fashion you avoid the life threatening situation of a ruptured aneurysm.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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