Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Which are the symptoms?
This is a prevalently asymptomatic disease. In certain cases lumbar or abdominal pain can occur, and, in the event of rupture, the pain is associated with a state of shock, thromboembolic manifestations, indigestion or constipation and pulsating abdominal masses.
- lower back pain
- abdominal pain
- thromboembolic manifestations
- digestive difficulties
- pulsating abdominal mass
How is it diagnosed?
Patients with the described symptoms are at high risk of suspecting aneurysmal pathology of the abdominal aorta and should undergo imaging tests.
How is it treated?
There are two types of treatment:
- surgical treatment: substitution of an aneurysmal aorta section by a synthetic prosthesis;
- endovascular treatment: percutaneous treatment used in separate cases. Access to the aneurysm is via a cut in the inguinal region through which prosthesis is introduced.