Aneurisma aórtico

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Aneurisma aórtico

El aneurisma aórtico abdominal consiste en una dilatación o distensión de la aorta. Existen varias causas del aneurisma aórtico abdominal, pero la más común proviene de la enfermedad aterosclerótica. A medida que la aorta se dilata progresivamente con el tiempo, existe una mayor posibilidad de ruptura.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/07/2012
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Shabir Bhimji, MD, MD, PhD, Specializing in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland, TX. Review provided byVeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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