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Case 11073

Thoracic aortic aneurysm: case report & literature review

Author(s)
Sohail Iqbal 1, Zulfiqar Ali 1, Rana T Ahmad 1, Shagufta Jabeen 2, Muhammad Ahsan 3, Muhammad Zubair Hanif 4

1) Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, Cardiology;
Email:DRSOHAILIQBAL@YAHOO.COM
2) RMCH, Manchester
3) Salford Royal Hospital, Salford
4) Linyi People's Hospital, Linyi, China
 
Patient
female, 64 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    X-ray chest PA view (2009)
     

    Widening of mediastinum

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Aneurysms;

    Lateral View

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Aneurysms;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    CT scan scout view (2013)

    Collimated CT scout view. Widening of mediastinum with curvilinear peripheral calcification.

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Computer Applications-General; Special Focus: Aneurysms;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    CT aortography
     

    NECT

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Arteriosclerosis;

    NECT

     
    Area of Interest: Arteries / Aorta; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Aneurysms; Arteriosclerosis;

    Peripheral curvilinear calcification

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Arteriosclerosis;

    Maximum dilatation

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Aneurysms;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    CT aortography

    CECT

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Aneurysms;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    Computer-assisted reformation

    Sagittal section

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Contrast agent-intravenous; Special Focus: Aneurysms;
     
     
  • Figure 6
    Coronal reconstruction

    Coronal section depicting fusiform dilatation of ascending aorta.

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiovascular system; Imaging Technique: CT-Angiography; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Aneurysms;
     
     
Widening of mediastinum
 
Lateral View
 
Collimated CT scout view. Widening of mediastinum with curvilinear peripheral calcification.
 
NECT
 
NECT
 
Peripheral curvilinear calcification
 
Maximum dilatation
 
CECT
 
Sagittal section
 
Coronal section depicting fusiform dilatation of ascending aorta.
 
 
 
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