Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – Symptoms & Treatments | MedStar Health

Dilation or ballooning of the abdominal aorta below the branches that provide blood to the kidneys.


Diagnosing a potential vascular condition is the first step to developing a treatment plan. Our specialists may recommend one or more diagnostic and imaging procedures.

Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan

The cardiac computed tomography scan, or cardiac CT, uses X-rays to create three-dimensional images of your heart and blood vessels.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging, better known as cardiac MRI, is a combination of radio waves, magnets, and computer technology to create images of your heart and blood vessels.

Renal arteriography

X-ray exam used to locate any blockage in the renal arteries and to open the narrowed part with a balloon or stent.


Careful monitoring, medication, and lifestyle modifications may be enough to treat an infrarenal aneurysm without surgery. For more complex cases, we recommend more advanced treatments.

Aortic Dissection Treatment

Treating an aortic dissection can include medication, minimally invasive procedures, or open surgery.

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