Large ductus diverticulum or ductus arteriosus aneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy


85 year old male veteran has an incidental large aneurysm of a ductus diverticulum. First seen 2 years ago on CT. MRA done to see for PDA.

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Male

Finding? What next?

There is a large aneurysm arising within the ductus diverticulum. There is no patent ductus arteriosus.

Case Discussion

There is a large ductus aneurysm arising from the inferior aspect of the aortic arch measuring 4.3 x 3.7 cm in the expected location of the ductus diverticulum. This lesion was left alone as patient is asymptomatic and there is no patent ductus in the aneurysm.

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Case information

rID: 37272
Published: 8th Oct 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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