I think you may want to get a second opinion. He may be thinking of aorta aneurysm. My vascular surgeon will operate at 1.5. CAA is much more rare. Good luck.
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It may be that the folks that have had them rupture are no longer able to type…….. Just a morbid thought. Sorry.
My Dr. says if it explodes I will have severe pain in my abdomen and will know what it is. The rarity of the celiac AA is the problem when you get to the ER, no one has ever even heard of it.
Wow double aneurysms! I have the Celiac one. My vascular surgeon says operate at 1.5CM. Mine is 1.3CM. Discovered 6 months ago by accident at 1.24CM. Check with a CTA scan every 6 months. I was a avid bicycle rider and had a fall. Broke lots of ribs, shattered my clavicle and punctured my lung. Doc says the trauma may have also caused the aneurysm. I suggest finding a vascular Dr. or at least a cardiologist that knows what a celiac artery is. (mine didn't). Dallas is not too far for a checkup and if they know about your aneurysms they can fly you to Baylor before you check out, hopefully. I recommend Dr. Jay Vasquez Vascular surgeon. 214.821.9600 at Baylor Dallas. He is going to be my second opinion. I have had good reviews about him. I wish you good luck.
What I read is 5CM for operating on a AAA.
I saw my vascular surgeon yesterday. My celiac aneurysm is at 1.3 mm. Slightly larger from 1.24 cm. Will check again in 6 months. She says if it got to be 1.5 cm they would start to talk about repair. I wish I had never known it was there. Good luck with finding a good doctor. From my research, the celiac aneurysm is much more difficult to repair because of all the veins coming off of it. I will try to tune it out for six months and forget about it.
@txkathy Good luck. They say the Celiac aneurysm is not as common as an aortic. So finding someone in Dallas may be difficult as well. At least someone that has operated on one before. I have considered going to Mayo, but that is a long way.