Spark Global Limited reports:

The thing that everyone does not want to happen the most is that there is a tumor in the body. Tumor is the cell hyperplasia formed by the human body under the influence of carcinogenic factors. It can occur in many tissues and organs of the human body, such as brain tumor, lipoma, uterine fibroids.

But there’s a disease called a tumor that’s not a tumor, it’s an abdominal aortic aneurysm, and it’s called a ticking time bomb in the belly, and a lot of people die from it. So what is an abdominal aortic aneurysm? Let’s find out.

What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysm refers to dilatation of the abdominal aorta wall in human body. Its causes are mainly related to atherosclerosis in human body. Other causes can also be caused by congenital aortic dysplasia, infection, trauma, aortitis, etc. It is most common in elderly people over 60 years old, and male patients are more common.

Patients with this disease often have high blood pressure and heart disease. If not properly treated, the abdominal aortic aneurysm will continue to grow and eventually rupture, leading to death.

Since the consequences of ABDOMINAL aortic aneurysm are very serious, how can patients determine whether they have the disease based on their physical symptoms?

Ii. Symptoms of abdominal aortic aneurysm

1, the majority of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm without obvious symptoms, especially the onset or when the illness is lighter, only daily during physical examination can find most of the patients, by imaging examination showed: the body before and after abdominal aorta lesion location appears sideways and beat the swelling lump, more than half of the patients with also appear vascular murmur.

2. Abdominal mass

Human abdominal aortic expansion form abdominal aortic aneurysm, cause the symptoms of patients with abdominal mass, appeared in the umbilical week or upper abdomen, and the bag piece is pulsatile, can touch, a sense of tenderness and fine tremor, when patients with femoral artery or the dorsalis pedis artery pulse will appear different degrees of weakening, or even disappear.

3, pain,

Pain in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture is in front of the common symptoms, this is because the abdominal aortic aneurysm happens to human umbilical week or middle abdomen, when infringement of lumbar abdominal aortic aneurysm, cause lumbar di ministry pain patients, the top level is proportional to the condition of pain, if appear violent pain, is often a symptom of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Third, the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm.

1. Surgical treatment

There are three methods of surgical treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm: aneurysm incision and artificial vascular graft, aneurysm resection and aneurysm dissection.

In theory, it is suitable for all patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm. However, as the abdominal aorta of human body is connected to the renal artery, the surgical plan should be decided according to the condition of the kidney and the speed of tumor formation before surgery.

2. Non-surgical treatment

Non-surgical treatment is mainly drug therapy, which is suitable for elderly patients, asymptomatic patients with small tumors (≤5cm), and patients with short survival due to other diseases, etc. The main drugs are β -blockers, and the patients’ blood pressure is controlled at the same time. Patients with smoking habit also need help to quit smoking.

As we know from the above, abdominal aortic aneurysm is a serious vascular disease. Although it is called “tumor”, this disease is not actually a tumor and is called a time bomb in the belly.

Therefore, patients must pay attention to the above two symptoms in daily life: pain and abdominal mass, especially in patients with hypertension and heart disease. There are mainly two treatment methods, usually surgical treatment, can be timely to dismantle the “bomb”, the prognosis is good.