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Abdominal Aneurysm

Abdominal Aneurysm: Introduction

A localized widening or bulging of an abdominal artery or vein. The bulging section is usually weakened and may rupture which can have very serious consequences depending on the which blood vessel is affected. ...more »

Symptoms of Abdominal Aneurysm

  • Often asymptomatic until the aneurysm reaches a large size
  • Upper abdominal and back pain
  • Pulsatile lump in abdomen
  • Severe upper abdominal or back pain radiating to back or groin
  • Hypotension
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Treatments for Abdominal Aneurysm

  • Monitoring via ultrasound
  • Surgical repair of aneurysm
  • Emergency vascular surgery for ruptured aneurysm
  • Treatment of an aortic abdominal aneurysm is influenced by the location of the aneurysm (supra or infra renal), the size of the aneurysm, whether the aneurysm has leaked or not (emergency rather than elective management), as well as the age, treatment preferences, and other health problems of the patient. Treatments include:
    • Observation - Often utilised with abdominal aneurysms < 5.5cm diameter
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