Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

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An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs below the chest, and happen more often than thoracic aortic aneurysms.  They are more common in men and among people aged 65 years and older, and are more common in Caucasian men than in other races.

Abdominal aortic aneurysms are usually caused by atherosclerosis (hardened arteries), but infection or injury can also increase risk.

This type of aneurysm often does not have any symptoms. If an individual does have symptoms, they can include
•Throbbing or deep pain in your back or side.
•Pain in the buttocks, groin, or legs.

Other Types of Aneurysms

Aneurysms can occur in other parts of your body. A ruptured aneurysm in the brain can cause a stroke. Peripheral aneurysms—those found in arteries other than the aorta—can occur in the neck, in the groin, or behind the knees. These aneurysms are less likely to rupture or dissect than aortic aneurysms, but they can form blood clots. These clots can break away and block blood flow through the artery.

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