How Is It Diagnosed?
There may be no symptoms until the aneurysm has enlarged significantly, is leaking, or has ruptured. In this instance, symptoms that may be reported include neck, chest, or back pain; swelling of the head, neck, or arms; and wheezing, coughing, or shortness of breath.
Tests that may confirm diagnosis:
- Computed tomography scan (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
- Chest x-ray