Thoracic aortic atherosclerosis

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi


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Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Atheromatous plaques and calcification of the aortic valve, ascending aorta, aortic arch and descending aorta is noted which is not expected for the patient's age. 

Calcified plaque is also noted in the wall of brachiocephalic trunk.

Case Discussion

Thoracic aortic atherosclerosis is an important cause of severe morbidity and mortality.

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Case information

rID: 55929
Published: 7th Oct 2017
Last edited: 7th Oct 2017
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children

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