Aortic ductus diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Case Discussion

An aortic ductus diverticulum usually seen at the anteromedial aspect of the aorta at site of the previous ductus arteriosus, the aortic isthmus. This is also the site of 90% of post traumatic aortic injuries; therefore, differentiation of ductus arteriosus from a pseudoaneurysm is important.

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Case information

rID: 8339
Case created: 24th Jan 2010
Last edited: 18th May 2017
Tag: aorta
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