Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Has the Bubble Burst?
An aneurysm is generally considered as an increase in the original size of your blood vessels. The vessels are enlarged more than 50 % of their original size. The larger the aneurysm, the greater is the risk of rupture that can lead to complications. Abdominal aortic aneurysm is generally diagnosed when the visible symptoms starts appearing. The mortality rate is generally low before rupturing of aneurysm. After the rupture of aneurysm, the rate of mortality generally increases. In case of elective treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm, the morbidity and mortality rates are low. The abdominal aortic aneurysm severity purely depends on the bursting of the bubble.
Diagnosis of Abdominal Aortic AneurysmIn emergency situations the easiest diagnostic technique used for abdominal aortic aneurysm is ultrasonography. Ultrasonography is a simple imaging technique used by most of the physicians. Aortic evaluation is usually done as an extension of FAST (focused assessment with sonography in trauma). The diameter of the abdominal aorta is generally assessed to know the presence of an aneurysm. Aortic aneurysm treatment in Hyderabad generally gives positive results. Presence of free fluid is the common sign that indicate the rupture of aneurysm. Ultrasonography is an inexpensive and effective diagnostic method that helps in determining the presence of aneurysm and its severity. Based on the ultrasound results and the risk of rupture, the treatment is generally selected.
Risk of Rupture and Size of Abdominal Aortic AneurysmThe larger the aneurysm, the higher is the risk of rupture in most of the cases. A smaller aneurysm also carries a risk of rupture, but the risk does not lead to any complications and can be treated. According to the research paper published in British Medical Bulletin, percentage of risk varies depending on the size of abdominal aortic aneurysm in Hyderabad.
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