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What is Abdominal aortic aneurysm?

What is Abdominal aortic aneurysm?

A localized widening or bulging of the abdominal aorta which is a major blood carrying vessel. A rupture of the weakened ...more »

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm: A weakness and bulging of a section of an abdominal blood vessel called the abdominal aorta. It is usually associated with severe atherosclerosis in the blood vessel.
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm: An aneurysm in that part of the aorta continuing from the thoracic region and giving rise to the inferior phrenic, lumbar, median sacral, mesenteric, renal, and ovarian or testicular arteries.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm: an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta associated with old age and hypertension.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Abdominal aortic aneurysm is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Abdominal aortic aneurysm, or a subtype of Abdominal aortic aneurysm, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Abdominal aortic aneurysm as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Introduction

Types of Abdominal aortic aneurysm:

Broader types of Abdominal aortic aneurysm:

How serious is Abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Complications of Abdominal aortic aneurysm: see complications of Abdominal aortic aneurysm

What causes Abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Causes of Abdominal aortic aneurysm: see causes of Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Risk factors for Abdominal aortic aneurysm: see risk factors for Abdominal aortic aneurysm

What are the symptoms of Abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Symptoms of Abdominal aortic aneurysm: see symptoms of Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Complications of Abdominal aortic aneurysm: see complications of Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Can anyone else get Abdominal aortic aneurysm?

More information: see contagiousness of Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Inheritance: see inheritance of Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Abdominal aortic aneurysm.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Vascular Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Treatments for Abdominal aortic aneurysm: see treatments for Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Research for Abdominal aortic aneurysm: see research for Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Organs Affected by Abdominal aortic aneurysm:

Organs and body systems related to Abdominal aortic aneurysm include:

Name and Aliases of Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Main name of condition: Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Class of Condition for Abdominal aortic aneurysm: physical

Other names or spellings for Abdominal aortic aneurysm:

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Source - WordNet 2.1

AAA, Aortic aneurysm, abdominal, AAA
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Related Conditions

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