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Aneurysm, Aortic
Santiago Martínez-Jiménez, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Definitions

                • Aortic dilatation >50% of normal diameter

              IMAGING

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Reporting Tips

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Hager A et al: Diameters of the thoracic aorta throughout life as measured with helical computed tomography. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 123(6):1060-6, 2002
                                      2. LePage MA et al: Aortic dissection: CT features that distinguish true lumen from false lumen. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 177(1):207-11, 2001
                                      3. Posniak HV et al: CT of thoracic aortic aneurysms. Radiographics. 10(5):839-55, 1990
                                      4. Feigl D et al: Mycotic aneurysms of the aortic root. A pathologic study of 20 cases. Chest. 90(4):553-7, 1986
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Aortic dilatation >50% of normal diameter

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • Radiographic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                • Presentation

                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Reporting Tips

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Hager A et al: Diameters of the thoracic aorta throughout life as measured with helical computed tomography. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 123(6):1060-6, 2002
                                                                          2. LePage MA et al: Aortic dissection: CT features that distinguish true lumen from false lumen. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 177(1):207-11, 2001
                                                                          3. Posniak HV et al: CT of thoracic aortic aneurysms. Radiographics. 10(5):839-55, 1990
                                                                          4. Feigl D et al: Mycotic aneurysms of the aortic root. A pathologic study of 20 cases. Chest. 90(4):553-7, 1986