How do they present?
One-third of the cases go totally unnoticed as they are asymptomatic.
Symptoms depend on the size and the location:
- A pulsatile lump that you can feel
- There may be a pain in the limb with cramps on exercise – claudication
- The pain persists during rest and there may be blueness of toes.
- There may be painful sores or ulcers involving the toes or fingers.
- Radiating pain or numbness in arm caused by nerve compression
- Gangrene due to blockage of the vessel needing urgent attention.
- In carotids aneurysms, TIA or stroke can take place
- In case of bowel arteries, involvement abdominal pain occurs
- Most symptoms are due to blockage of the aneurysm
What are the types of aneurysms?
They could be true or false. The former is due to a weakness of the arterial wall while the latter is due to injury.