Thoracic aortic aneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Omar Bashir


Incidental finding on a chest radiograph

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Male

Chest radiograph demonstrates a large aneurysm of the thoracic aorta. Note the deviation of the trachea to the right. Contrast enhanced CT of the aorta confirms the radiographic findings and shows the extent of the aneurysm , as it involves the entire thoracic aorta as well as the abdominal aorta. A small right pleural effusion is also noted.

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Case information

rID: 17110
Published: 17th Mar 2012
Last edited: 16th Dec 2015
System: Vascular, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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