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What sort of problem is an aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Samir Dabbous
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Serious

Aortic aneurysm indicates ballooning of the aorta which could burst if it exceeds certain diameter between 5-5.
5 cm.

In brief: Serious

Aortic aneurysm indicates ballooning of the aorta which could burst if it exceeds certain diameter between 5-5.
5 cm.
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Dr. Samir Dabbous
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 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. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: AAA

As the aneurysm enlarges the wall becomes thinner. As it becomes thinner it looses the ability to contain the pressure of the beating blood flow.
At a certain point the enlarged blood vessel with a thin wall bursts and that is called a ruptured aneurysm.

In brief: AAA

As the aneurysm enlarges the wall becomes thinner. As it becomes thinner it looses the ability to contain the pressure of the beating blood flow.
At a certain point the enlarged blood vessel with a thin wall bursts and that is called a ruptured aneurysm.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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