Abdominal aortic aneurysm refers to a critical disease condition caused in the lower aortic area. Typically enlargement of this major aortic segment is observed in such condition. Due to the importance of this aorta as a premier source of blood supply medium any rupture can become life threatening. Close and cautious medical observation of the size and growth rate towards the threatening level remains the key factor for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Typical symptoms: Abdominal aortic aneurysm represents a sluggish growth, which is often ignored by the patients due to lack of proper and specific symptoms. Moreover, in certain cases the developed aneurysm never ruptures, therefore, decision making for surgery becomes cumbersome for the patient as well as for the responsible medical practitioner. Any kind of further prediction on the growth rate and the situation is not possible as there is varied evidence of cases which never followed any particular pattern.
General symptoms are observed for this particular disease condition which contains overlapping symptoms with several other common medical conditions. Moreover, patient to patient symptoms also differs. A patient may experience continuous pain in abdomen or at the side of the abdomen, may have regular back pain or similar common health issues as a symptom for abdominal aortic aneurysm.