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Title: Analysis of the Correlation Between Central Obesity and Abdominal Aortic Diseases
Authors: APOLONI, Rafael CorreaZERATI, Antonio EduardoWOLOSKER, NelsonSAES, Glauco FernandesWOLOSKER, MarinaCURADO, TainaPUECH-LEAO, PedroLUCCIA, Nelson De
Citation: ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY, v.54, p.176-184, 2019
Abstract: Background: Atherosclerosis and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) have several similar risk factors but different pathogenesis. Inflammation of the arteries is common to both. Central obesity can act as an endocrine organ through the secretion of inflammatory cytokines, and the perivascular fat has a local effect that could contribute to diseases of the abdominal aorta. Although the relation between central obesity and atherosclerosis occlusive arterial disease has been demonstrated, the correlation with AAA has conflicting results. The aim of this study was to analyze the correlation between central obesity and the presence of abdominal aortic diseases using computed tomography. Methods: Six hundred thirty-nine consecutive patients classified into 3 groups (AAA, aortic atherosclerotic occlusive disease (AAOD), and without aortic disease [control group]) who underwent computed tomography had the aorta diameter, the visceral fat area (VFA), and the subcutaneous fat area (SFA) measured at the level of third and fourth lumbar vertebrae. Results: VFA showed no difference between the groups. SFA was lower in atherosclerotic group (AAOD) than control (P < 0.01 in general and P < 0.04 in male). In AAA group, we found in men that the first tertile of aorta diameter had higher VFA than third tertile (P = 0.02). Conclusions: There was no difference in VFA between patients in AAA, AAOD, and without aortic disease groups. In men with aneurysm, there was an inverse relationship between VFA and aortic diameter. In AAOD, visceral to subcutaneous ratio is higher due to lower SFA.
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LIM/02 - Laboratório de Anatomia Médico-Cirúrgica

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ODS/03 - Saúde e bem-estar

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