an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta associated with old age and hypertension
a ballooning and weakening in the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the body
a bulge in the aorta, the heart's main artery, where it passes through the abdomen and divides into the arteries leading to the legs
a bulge in the aorta, the main artery that carries oxygen-filled blood from the heart to all parts of the body
a bulge in the wall of the aortic artery, which is almost always caused by cellular changes due to arteriosclerosis - the build-up of plaque on the inside of the artery that damages and weakens it
a bulge of the main abdominal artery, the aorta
a condition whereby the walls of the aortic
a dangerous enlargement of the aorta, the body's largest blood vessel
a localized bulge in the abdominal aorta
an abnormal ballooning of the abdominal portion of the aorta -- the major artery of the heart
an abnormally dilated area of the aorta, the main artery that carries blood circulating to the lower half of the body
an aneurysm in the abdominal portion of the aorta, usually located in or near one or both of the two iliac arteries or near the renal arteries
an enlarged (i
an enlargement of the aorta, the main source of blood flow through the body
an enlargement of the lower part of the aorta that extends through the abdominal area
a potentially fatal abnormal swelling (often balloon-like) of a segment of the body's largest artery, the aorta
a sac caused by an abnormal dilation of the wall of the aorta, a major artery of the body, as it passes through the abdomen
a small weakened area of the aorta, the large artery that carries blood from the heart and winds down along the spinal cord to the abdomen
a stretched and bulging area in the wall of the section of the aorta that supplies oxygen-rich blood to the lower body
a weak area that develops in the wall of the aorta, the artery that brings blood flow from the heart through the abdomen to the rest of the body
a weakened bulge in the wall of the main artery or blood vessel in the abdomen
a weakened section in the wall of the lower portion of the aorta
a weakness in the wall of the aorta in the abdomen that allows the aorta to balloon out as the pressure from the passing blood flow presses against it
a weak spot and bulge in the major artery in the abdomen, the aorta
A dangerous "ballooning" of the body's largest artery due to a weakness in the wall of the vessel. If left untreated it can burst and cause death.
The expansion and weakening of a section of the abdominal aorta.
A bulge that weakens a part of the aorta, the main artery of the body. If untreated, it can burst. This results in death in nearly 80% of cases. View illustration
Balloon-like enlargement of the aorta in the region of the abdomen (occurring in the length of the aorta between the diaphragm and iliac bifurcation).
a bulging or “ballooning” of a weakened area of the abdominal aorta (main vessel of the arterial system of the body that extends through the abdomen). This term is often abbreviated to "AAA."
a bulge that occurs in the part of the aorta that passes through the abdomen (stomach area). The bulge (enlarging and thinning) of the aorta is due to a weakening in the arterial wall.
A distended and weakened area in the wall of the abdominal aorta, more common in those who suffer from atherosclerosis.
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 aneurysm weakens the wall of the aorta and can end in the aorta rupturing with catastrophic consequences. As the diameter of the aorta increases, the chances of an abdominal aortic aneurysm rupturing rise. A measurement of 5 cm is often used to recommend surgery. Persons with AAA tend to be 60 or over. Men are 5 times more likely than women to have an AAA.
A balloon-like enlargement of the aorta that weakens the wall of the artery. If untreated, this enlargement can lead to aortic rupture, which results in death in nearly 80% of cases.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a term, which is used to describe a localized dilatation of the abdominal aorta, that exceeds the normal diameter by more than 50%. It is caused by a degenerative process of the aortic wall, however the exact etiology remains unknown. It is most commonly located (90%), other possible locations are and .