DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for abdominal aortic aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysm [DOID:7693]

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (also known as AAA, pronounced "triple-a") is a localized dilatation (ballooning) of the abdominal aorta exceeding the normal diameter by more than 50 percent, and is the most common form of aortic aneurysm. Approximately 90 percent of abdominal aortic aneurysms occur infrarenally (below the kidneys), but they can also occur pararenally (at the level of the kidneys) or suprarenally (above the kidneys). Such aneurysms can extend to include one or both of the iliac arteries in the pelvis.

Synonyms:  abdominal aortic aneurysm,  DOID:7693,  AORTIC ANEURYSM, FAMILIAL ABDOMINAL 1,  abdominal aortic aneurysm (disorder),  AORTIC ANEURYSM FAMILIAL ABDOMINAL 1 ...