Aortic root aneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Kamel Mahmoud Alkhateeb

Presentation

Old aortic regurgation

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female
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Focal aortic root dilatation is seen, reaching in diameter up to 5 cm with atherosclerotic changes in its wall. No more diffuse ectasia. No obvious aortic dissection.

Case Discussion

An aortic root aneurysm is a subtype of ascending aortic aneurysm.

It often has no symptoms and is usually revealed incidentally as widening of the aortic or mediastinal silhouettes.

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