Thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


25 Y/O male with severe chest pain after blunt chest trauma due to car accident.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years old
Gender: Male

There is a small well defined outpouching of the proximal descending aorta (just distal to the origin of the left subclavian artery), in keeping with pseudoaneurysm. 

Case Discussion

The findings of CT in a young patient with thoracic blunt trauma compatible with thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm.

Trauma to the aorta may result in:

An important differential diagnosis for this patient include ductus diverticulum and differentiation of ductus diverticulum from a pseudoaneurysm is important.


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Case information

rID: 22913
Published: 3rd May 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular, Chest
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