Visceral Artery Aneurysm Symptoms and Diagnosis
Most visceral artery aneurysms cause no symptoms. Doctors often find the aneurysm by chance during an exam for other health reasons.
Visceral artery aneurysm symptoms
When there are symptoms of a visceral artery aneurysm, you may feel:
- Pain in your stomach or back.
- A lump beneath the skin in your stomach.
These symptoms may mean that the aneurysm has grown and is pressing on your organs or other structures.
If blood clots are present in the aneurysm, they may break off and enter nearby organs blocking blood flow. This causes stomach or flank pain.
Visceral artery aneurysm diagnosis
To diagnose a visceral artery aneurysm, your vascular surgeon will give you a thorough exam and use imaging tests like: