abdominal aortic aneurysm meaning

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  • Noun: abdominal aortic aneurysm
    1. An aneurysm of the abdominal aorta associated with old age and hypertension
      - AAA

    Derived forms: abdominal aortic aneurysms

    Type of: aortic aneurysm

    Encyclopedia: Abdominal aortic aneurysm

  • [Medicine]
    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.


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  1. Abdominal aortic aneurysms strike about 1 . 5 million older Americans.
  2. Less than 3 % of abdominal aortic aneurysms are mycotic aneurysms.
  3. Some 15, 000 die from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms each year.
  4. If an abdominal aortic aneurysm bursts, it is almost instantly fatal.
  5. Thoracic aneurysms are less common than an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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