Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm - Marfan syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Presentation

Asymptomatic patient with known aortic aneurysm presented for follow up.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

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.

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.

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.