Aortic aneurysms are frequently asymptomatic, which means that they do not manifest any symptoms until they enlarge significantly or rupture.
Diagnostic procedures may be carried out if an aortic aneurysm is suspected:
- Imaging studies. Aortic aneurysms can be seen using a variety of imaging tests, including an angiography, computed tomography (CT) scan, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). T
- Blood tests. Blood tests may be performed to look for indications of infection, inflammation, or other underlying problems that could be causing the aneurysm’s onset or expansion.
- Family history. A genetic propensity for aortic aneurysms or other similar disorders may be indicated by a family history, which may call for additional testing or screening.
The size, location, and general health of the patient are among the variables that affect how an aortic aneurysm is treated. In general, the following therapies may be used to treat aortic aneurysms:
- Watchful monitoring
- Endovascular repair
- Open surgery
In order to choose the best course of action based on unique circumstances, it is crucial to review the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment choice with a doctor or specialist.