What are the signs and symptoms of abdominal aortic aneurysm?

March 11 21:12 2019 Print This Article

Mainly, this condition is asymptomatic. As the aorta enlarges in size it becomes painful and leads to the pulsating sensations in the abdomen, lower back, scrotum and chest.

When the condition becomes symptomatic the chances of rupture are high and are indicated for the surgery. The complications may occur in the later stages which include the rupture, peripheral embolisation, aortic occlusion and aorto duodenal fistulae. These are present between the aorta and inferior vena cava along with the duodenum respectively. The palpable mass in the abdomen is noted on the physical examination.

The arterial stenosis may occur in the kidney or abdomen leading to bruits. The clinical features of this condition may occur with the pain in the lower back, abdomen, flank and groin.

The loss of blood may lead to the shock along with the hypotension, tachycardia and cyanosis. It may also affect the mental status of individual. The mortality rate is very high around 90 percent and two third of the patient die before they reach the hospital and more than two third of the patient die before they reach the operating room. The bleeding may occur in the retro or intra peritoneal or the rupture can form a fistula between the aorta and intestine along with the occurrence of flank. This occurs as a bruise which is mainly the sign of retro peritoneal hemorrhage which is also referred as a Grey Turners Sign.

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