EURORAD ESR

Case 10528

A case of Loeys-Dietz syndrome

Author(s)
Sperandio M, Bindi A, Funel V, Liberto V, Simonetti G

Policlinico Tor Vergata,
Viale Oxford 81,
00133 Roma (RM), Italy
 
Patient
male, 24 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Arterial phase CT
     

    Axial image showing aneurismatic dilatation of the cardiac apex (red arrow) and severe tortuosity of the descending aorta

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Aneurysms;

    Another slice demonstrating severe tortuosity of the descending aorta

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Genetic defects;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Arterial phase CT examination
     

    Multiplanar MIP image showing tortuosity and multiple dilatations of the thoracic aorta

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Genetic defects;

    Multiplanar MIP image showing tortuosity and multiple dilatations of the abdominal aorta

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Genetic defects;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Arterial phase CT examination
     

    Multiplanar reconstruction in the sagittal plane showing a Tarlov sacral cyst

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;

    Multiplanar reconstruction in the axial plane showing a Tarlov sacral cyst

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Volume rendering reconstruction of the aorta
     

    The whole aortic course

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Genetic defects;

    Image showing tortuosity of the descending aorta and aneurismatic dilatations of the ascending aorta and of the epiaortic vessels

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Genetic defects;

    Another image demonstrating dilatation of the abdominal aorta and of the superior mesenteric artery

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Genetic defects;

    Image showing left origin and posterior course of the right renal artery

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Genetic defects;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    Volume rendering reconstruction
     

    A video showing the whole course of the aorta

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Genetic defects;

    Another video showing the abdominal aorta

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Genetic defects;
     
     
Axial image showing aneurismatic dilatation of the cardiac apex (red arrow) and severe tortuosity of the descending aorta
 
Another slice demonstrating severe tortuosity of the descending aorta
 
Multiplanar MIP image showing tortuosity and multiple dilatations of the thoracic aorta
 
Multiplanar MIP image showing tortuosity and multiple dilatations of the abdominal aorta
 
Multiplanar reconstruction in the sagittal plane showing a Tarlov sacral cyst
 
Multiplanar reconstruction in the axial plane showing a Tarlov sacral cyst
 
The whole aortic course
 
Image showing tortuosity of the descending aorta and aneurismatic dilatations of the ascending aorta and of the epiaortic vessels
 
Another image demonstrating dilatation of the abdominal aorta and of the superior mesenteric artery
 
Image showing left origin and posterior course of the right renal artery
 
A video showing the whole course of the aorta
 
Another video showing the abdominal aorta
 
 
 
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