Disease: AAA

Anoutpouching at an area of weakness in the abdominal aorta involving all 3 layers of the artery wall.

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The cause of an AAA, or abdominal aortic aneurysm is unknown, but the most significant risk factor is smoking. Other risk factors include emphysema, male gender, obesity, high blood pressure and certain genetic conditions.

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