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Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
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. Hiratzka LF et al: 2010 ACCF/AHA/AATS/ACR/ASA/SCA/SCAI/SIR/STS/SVM guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patients with Thoracic Aortic Disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American College of Radiology, American Stroke Association, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Interventional Radiology, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Society for Vascular Medicine. Circulation. 121(13):e266-369, 2010. Erratum in: Circulation. 122(4):e410, 2010
                                      2. Atar E et al: MR angiography for abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms: assessment before endovascular repair in patients with impaired renal function. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 186(2):386-93, 2006
                                      3. Isselbacher EM: Thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms. Circulation. 111(6):816-28, 2005
                                      4. 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
                                      5. LePage MA et al: Aortic dissection: CT features that distinguish true lumen from false lumen. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 177(1):207-11, 2001
                                      6. Posniak HV et al: CT of thoracic aortic aneurysms. Radiographics. 10(5):839-55, 1990
                                      7. 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. Hiratzka LF et al: 2010 ACCF/AHA/AATS/ACR/ASA/SCA/SCAI/SIR/STS/SVM guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patients with Thoracic Aortic Disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American College of Radiology, American Stroke Association, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Interventional Radiology, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Society for Vascular Medicine. Circulation. 121(13):e266-369, 2010. Erratum in: Circulation. 122(4):e410, 2010
                                                                          2. Atar E et al: MR angiography for abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms: assessment before endovascular repair in patients with impaired renal function. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 186(2):386-93, 2006
                                                                          3. Isselbacher EM: Thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms. Circulation. 111(6):816-28, 2005
                                                                          4. 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
                                                                          5. LePage MA et al: Aortic dissection: CT features that distinguish true lumen from false lumen. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 177(1):207-11, 2001
                                                                          6. Posniak HV et al: CT of thoracic aortic aneurysms. Radiographics. 10(5):839-55, 1990
                                                                          7. Feigl D et al: Mycotic aneurysms of the aortic root. A pathologic study of 20 cases. Chest. 90(4):553-7, 1986