Ascending aortic aneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Dyspnea, headache and chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Right sided anterior mediastinal shadow with smooth sharp lateral margin and hilum overlay sign confirming its mediastinal nature.


A 11 x 10 cm aneurysmal dilatation of the ascending aorta with no intimal calcification or perianeurysmal leakage.

Case Discussion

Ascending aortic aneurysm occurs due to:-

  • Athersclerosis.
  • Connective tissue disorders e.g. Marfan's disease and Ehler Danlos syndrome.
  • Valcular aortic stenosis.
  • Aortitis specially syphilis
  • Mycotic aneurysms
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Case information

rID: 24433
Case created: 15th Aug 2013
Last edited: 23rd May 2016
Systems: Vascular, Chest
Tag: aorta
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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