Aneurisma abdominal

aneurisma abdominal

What is an ANeurisma aórtico abdominal?

Un aneurisma aórtico abdominal se presenta cuando una parte de la aorta se agranda o se ensancha anormalmente. Se desconoce la causa exacta de esta afección.

How are aneurismas of the abdominal aorta diagnosed?

Los aneurismas de la aorta abdominal generalmente se detectan cuando se hace un examen físico por otro motivo o durante los exámenes médicos de rutina, como una ecografía del corazón o el abdomen. Para diagnosticar un aneurisma de aorta abdominal, el médico te examinará y revisará tus antecedentes médicos y familiares.

What happens to an abdominal aneurysm once it forms?

Once formed, an aneurysm will gradually increase in size and get progressively weaker. Treatment for an abdominal aneurysm may include surgical repair or removal of the aneurysm, or inserting a metal mesh coil (stent) to support the blood vessel and prevent rupture.

What is a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm?

The aorta runs from the heart through the center of the chest and abdomen. The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body, so a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding. Depending on the size of the aneurysm and how fast its growing, treatment varies from watchful waiting to emergency surgery.

What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge or swelling in the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from the heart down through the chest and tummy.

What is a thoracic aortic aneurysm (AAA)?

This can cause life threatening bleeding and potentially death. Aneurysms occur most often in the portion of the aorta that runs through the abdomen (abdominal aortic aneurysm). An abdominal aortic aneurysm is also called AAA or triple A. A thoracic aortic aneurysm refers to the part of the aorta that runs through the chest.

What is the treatment for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?

Treatment for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) depends on several factors, including the aneurysms size, your age and general health. In general, if you have a large aneurysm (5.5cm or larger) you will be advised to have surgery, either to strengthen the swollen section of the aorta or to replace it with a piece of synthetic tubing.

How serious is a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm?

The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body, so a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding. Depending on the size of the aneurysm and how fast its growing, treatment varies from watchful waiting to emergency surgery.

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