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Aortic arch aneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso

Presentation

Medical fitness chest film prior to commencement of new employment

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
X-ray
  • dilation in the ascending, arch, and 1st half of descending aorta, with suspected aneurysm at the level of the arch
  • posterior encroachment of the aortic arch upon tracheal ( mass effect)

Case Discussion

This patient does not complain of any clinical symptoms, he came for a medical fitness examination and by chance found he had an aortic aneurysm.

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