Aortic root dilatation

Aortic root dilatation refers to abnormal enlargement of the aortic root. This is occur in form of an aneurysm or as more diffuse ectasia.


It can occur from varied pathology. Conditions associated with aortic root dilatation include

Clinical presentation

It is often completely asymptomatic and found incidentally 2. In rare instances it may present with a catastrophic complication such as an aortic dissection, aortic rupture, or congestive heart failure from aortic insufficiency

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Article information

rID: 71261
System: Vascular
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Dilatation of aortic root
  • Dilatation of the aortic root
  • Dilated aortic root

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