What are the causes of abdominal aortic aneurysm?

March 11 21:22 2019 Print This Article

The exact etiology of this condition is not known. It is a degenerative process.

The causative factors can be cigarette smoking and the individuals who smoke have 90 percent more chances of developing a triple A condition.

The genetic factors also play a crucial role in the etiology of this condition. It is common in the males and has a high familial prevalence.

There are many theories which support this fact. There is a great role of alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency which facilitates the theory of x linked mutation. It leads to the lower incidence in heterozygous females.

There are certain connective tissue disorders which are strongly associated with triple A condition. It includes the Marfan and Ehlers Danlos condition.

The aortic aneurysm is also seen in the relapsing polychondritis and pseudo xanthium elasticum. The atherosclerosis also causes this condition. It affects the walls of this condition.

It may lead to the occlusion in later stages. The other possible reasons can be infection, trauma, arteritis and medial necrosis.

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