Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm in a patient with Marfan syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Presentation

Asymptomatic patient with known aortic aneurysm presented for follow up.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female

Aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta with a diamter of 45 mm over a length of 50 mm. Note that both subclavian arteries (left > right) are also dilated.

Case Discussion

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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Case Information

rID: 17608
Case created: 29th Apr 2012
Last edited: 9th Jan 2016
System: Vascular
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