Aortic aneurysm and penetrating ulcer

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Chest pain radiating to the back

Patient Data

Age: 30 years old
Gender: Male

Aortic aneurysm and tortuousity with circumferential thrombus and a large penetrating ulcer just distal to the arch, pointing anteriorly. Bilateral small renal cysts and sacral dural ectasia on axial images. Abnormal left ribs on plain film

Case Discussion

The findings are keeping with systemic affection rather than isolated aneurysm. possibilities include neurofibromatosis and less likely Marfan's syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 23590
Case created: 26th Jun 2013
Last edited: 9th Dec 2015
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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