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Aortic Aneurysm
Carlos S. Restrepo, MD; Santiago Martínez-Jiménez, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA)
                • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
              • Definitions

                • Aortic dilatation > 50% (or > 1.5x 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. Kallianos KG et al: Imaging thoracic aortic aneurysm. Radiol Clin North Am. 58(4):721-31, 2020
                                      2. Mokashi SA et al: Guidelines for the management of thoracic aortic disease in 2017. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 67(1):59-65, 2019
                                      3. Bhave NM et al: Multimodality imaging of thoracic aortic diseases in adults. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 11(6):902-19, 2018
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                                      References
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Abbreviations

                                                    • Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA)
                                                    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Aortic dilatation > 50% (or > 1.5x 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. Kallianos KG et al: Imaging thoracic aortic aneurysm. Radiol Clin North Am. 58(4):721-31, 2020
                                                                          2. Mokashi SA et al: Guidelines for the management of thoracic aortic disease in 2017. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 67(1):59-65, 2019
                                                                          3. Bhave NM et al: Multimodality imaging of thoracic aortic diseases in adults. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 11(6):902-19, 2018