Patent ductus arteriosus

Case contributed by Fabien Ho
Diagnosis certain


Stroke. Atrial fibrillation. Chest pain. Cardiac US : dilation of ascendant aorta. CT warranted to rule out aortic dissection.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

Aorta CT


Ascendant aorta aneurysm >50 mm.

Case Discussion

Given that size of aortic aneurysm is >50 mm, treatment is advocated.
In this case, there is no associated cardiac malformation.

Patent ductus may lead to pulmonary hypertension.
Treatment can be endovascular closure or surgical ligation.

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