Thoracic aortic aneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Sinéad Culleton


Referred by her G.P. for a chest x-ray query pneumonia. Background history of hypertension and diabetes.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female

CT Angiogram Aorta

The descending aorta is calcified and ectatic.There is a fusiform focal aneurysmal dilation of the descending aorta, especially noted on the lateral view.


Thoracic angiogram

CT Angiogram of the thoracic aorta. There is a descending aortic aneurysm with a maximum diameter of 6cm x 7 cm. The remained of the aorta is normal. There is a dialted left atrium.

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Case information

rID: 40495
Published: 23rd Oct 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Vascular, Chest
Tag: aorta
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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