Definitions for aortic aneurysm
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an aneurysm of the aorta
An aortic aneurysm is a general term for any swelling of the aorta to greater than 1.5 times normal, usually representing an underlying weakness in the wall of the aorta at that location. While the stretched vessel may occasionally cause discomfort, a greater concern is the risk of rupture, which causes severe pain; massive internal hemorrhage; and, unless treated immediately, death.
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An abnormal balloon- or sac-like dilatation in the wall of AORTA.
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