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The test used most commonly to screen for AAA is abdominal ultrasonography. This test is painless and involves the use of a wand, which is applied to the abdomen and uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of the abdominal aorta; aneurysms.
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are focal dilatations of the abdominal aorta that are 50% greater than the proximal normal segment or that are >3 cm in maximum diameter.EpidemiologyIts prevalence increases with age. Males are much more commonl...