Thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

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Incidental finding on chest radiograph

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female
X-ray
CT

CT with contrast to better define the mediastinal lesion

Large mass with contrast entering from the aortic lumen contiguous with the descending aorta beyond the left subclavian - note heavy aortic wall calcification but not in the aneurysm wall = paseudoaneurysm.  Causes include old trauma or possibly infection (ie mycotic)
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Case information

rID: 20711
Case created: 8th Dec 2012
Last edited: 9th Feb 2016
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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