Symptoms & Diagnosis

Symptoms of TAAA

TAAA often develops slowly over time without symptoms. Enlarged TAAA may present with the following symptoms:

  • Deep and constant pain in abdomen or side of body
  • Back pain
  • Pulse or throbbing near the belly button
  • Sudden and severe pain, which requires immediate medical attention

Diagnosis for TAAA

TAAA is frequently detected during examinations during other routine medical tests, such as ultrasounds of the heart or abdomen. Family history, physical exams and imaging are used to confirm TAAA. Ultrasounds, CT Scans, and MRIs are used to identify severity and location of the aneurysm, and to help assess treatment options.