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Heavy atheroscleroit calgification of abdominal aorta

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What does this mean in simple language There is heavy atheroscleroit caligification of the abdominal aorta which is mildly ectatic


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replied October 28th, 2017
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It means that the lining of the aorta contains plaque filled with fat and Calcium deposits. ectasia means that the aorta is mildly dilated. it is not a classical aneurysm but it is prone to dilation and needs to be monitored for further increase in size. antiplatelets and a statin should be advised if no contraindication is present


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