Aortic aneurysm with thrombosis

Case contributed by Dr Aliakbar Sahraei

Presentation

Chronic hypertension and cough.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

CT angiography shows the ascending and descending aortic aneurysm with some mural lesion and circumferential mural thrombosis and atherosclerosis.

Case Discussion

Thoracic aortic aneurysms are relatively uncommon compared to abdominal aortic aneurysms. There is a wide range of causes and the ascending aorta is most commonly affected. CTA and MRA are the modalities of choice to image this condition.

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