Author: V. Dimov, M.D., Cleveland Clinic
Reviewer: A. Aneja, M.D., Cleveland Clinic
90 yo AAM with PMH of CAD was admitted with CP typical for angina.
CXR showed a thoracic aorta aneurysm.
The cardiac catheterization was canceled because ot the risk of of dissecting the aneurysm during the procedure.
CXR shows a thoracic aorta aneurysm
CT chest of the thoracic aorta aneurysm
The aneurysmal size is 4.8 cm.
Surgical repair for thoracic aorta aneurysm is indicated for size > 6 cm.