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Vascular Diseases: Iliac Artery Aneurysm
  

Iliac Artery Aneurysm

Iliac artery aneurysm is a weakness (blood filled bulge) of the wall of the iliac artery found in the abdominal region. It is usually repaired when it grows to approx 3 centimeters..


Signs & Symptoms

Lower abdominal pain

Back pain

Groin pain

Diagnosis

Physician's Examination infoA health care provider investigates the body of a patient for signs of disease. It generally follows the taking of the medical history - an account of the symptoms as experienced by the patient. Together with the medical history, the physical examination aids in determining the correct diagnosis and devising the treatment plan. This data then becomes part of the medical record.

Ultrasound infoA form of medical ultrasonography (medical application of ultrasound technology) to visualize internal anatomical structures. It uses transmission and reflection of ultrasound waves to visualise the aorta from outside the body (with the help of gel which helps transmission of the sound waves).

CT Angiography (CTA) infoComputerized tomographic angiography is a minimally invasive test which combines a CT scan (X-rays and computerized images) and angiography to show detailed images of the blood vessels in the body.

Magnetic Resonance
Angiogram (MRA) infoA minimally invasive test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical problems. MRA uses magnetic field and radio waves to take pictures of the major blood vessels throughout the body. Sometimes contrast material is used to enhance the blood vessels. Both blood flow and the condition of the blood vessel wall can be seen.

Angiography infoAn X-Ray study of the arteries. An IV dye (Contrast) is used to enhance the arteries so that they can be seen under X-ray imaging.

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Treatment

Stop smoking

Control your blood pressure

Maintain your blood sugar

Lower your cholesterol level

Maintain your proper weight

Bypass surgery