An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a potentially life-threatening condition that oftentimes remains completely undetected until it is too late. Though some patients will report abdominal, back, or flank pain leading up to an aneurysm rupturing, most will experience no symptoms at all, completely unaware that they even have an aortic aneurysm until the aneurysm itself has ruptured. 406 more words