An aneurysm occurs when an artery wall has weakened, allowing a balloon-like bulge to develop. As the artery wall thins with expansion, it poses a serious health risk, as the blood vessel walls can eventually burst. A visceral artery is an artery supplying blood to the liver, spleen, kidneys, or intestines. Thankfully, visceral artery aneurysms are treatable.
Diagnosing visceral artery aneurysm: Advanced Surgical Technology
A visceral artery aneurysm may be identified with a specialized type of ultrasound, a CT scan, or MRI, or may have been discovered with testing for another condition. Once identified, a treatment protocol can be established.