Thoracic aortic dilatation (differential)

There are a number of causes and mimics of thoracic aortic dilatation.

There are a number of mimics of thoracic aortic dilatation:

Note: the thoracic aorta is not normally seen on frontal chest radiograph in patients < 40 years of age.


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rID: 3846
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm (differential)

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    Case 1: senile ectasia
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    Case 2: aortic dissection
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    Left hilar mass
    Case 3: seen as a left hilar mass
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    Case 4: aortic arch aneurysm
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    Case 5: aneurysm on chest radiograph
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