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What sort of problem is an aortic aneurysm?
10 doctors weighed in

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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