abdominal aortic aneurysm

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Noun1.abdominal aortic aneurysm - an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta associated with old age and hypertensionabdominal aortic aneurysm - an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta associated with old age and hypertension
aortic aneurysm - an aneurysm of the aorta
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Dr Miriam says: I think your doctor is describing an abdominal aortic aneurism (AAA), which is due to fatty deposits in the wall of the aorta, the main blood vessel, thicker than your thumb, which supplies the whole body below the neck.
Abdominal aortic aneurism kills around 6,000 men a year and is becoming more common.