Thoracic aortic aneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

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Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female
X-ray

Thoracic aortic silhouette is diffusely enlarged and ectatic. No cardiomegaly. Lungs and pleural spaces are clear. 

The patient was worked up with CT angiography (not available), and underwent a thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). 

X-ray

TEVAR of the ascending aorta to descending aorta. Mitral valve replacement and sternotomy wires. 

Case Discussion

Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) offers a far less invasive approach to treating thoracic aortic pathology such as aneurysms, pseudoaneurysms and traumatic aortic injuries. 

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Case information

rID: 46341
Published: 4th Jul 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Tag: tevar
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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