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Calcification of the abdominal aorta is caused by the presence and subsequent calcification of atheromatous plaques in the aorta, which form by accumulation of fatty deposits in the blood vessels. The calcification is no... More »

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Vascular calcification in the abdominal aorta is caused by the build-up of plaque on the inner surface area of the arteries, according to Oregon Surgical Specialists. This stifles blood flow by preventing muscles from re... More »

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Calcification of the abdominal aorta is a medical condition characterized by the buildup of calcified plaque on the inner walls of the aorta, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. This aorta is in the abdom... More »

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Tortuosity of the descending thoracic aorta is a condition in which the aorta is misshapen and is characterized by abnormalities in blood vessels, particularly in arteries, says Genetics Home Reference. The descending th... More »

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