Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm in a patient with Marfan syndrome
Asymptomatic patient with known aortic aneurysm presented for follow up.
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Aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta with a diameter of 45 mm over a length of 50 mm. Note that both subclavian arteries (left > right) are also dilated.
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Thoracic aortic aneurysms are relatively uncommon compared to their counterparts below the diaphragm (see abdominal aortic aneurysm), but have a wider range of causes.
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