Thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Incidental finding on chest radiograph

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Incidental well-defined left-sided mediastinal mass

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
Published: 8th Dec 2012
Last edited: 24th Sep 2019
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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