Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Our Abdominal aortic aneurysm Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Abdominal aortic aneurysm Abdominal aortic aneurysm: A ballooning or widening of the main artery (the aorta) as it courses down through the abdomen. At the point of the aneurysm, the aneurysm usually measures 3 cm or more in diameter. The aneu...
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abdominal aortic aneurysm

<surgery> A distended and weakened area in the wall of the abdominal aorta, more common in those who suffer from atherosclerosis. ... Symptoms include sudden, severe abdominal pain with radiation to the back. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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abdominal aortic aneurysm

AAA noun an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta associated with old age and hypertension
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Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (also known as AAA, pronounced `triple-a`) is a localized dilatation (ballooning) of the abdominal aorta exceeding the normal diameter by more than 50 percent, and is the most common form of aortic aneurysm. Approximately 90 percent of abdominal aortic aneurysms occur infrarenally (below the kidneys), but they can also .....
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