Thoracic Aorta Aneurysm and CAD

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.


Created: 04/2006
Updated: 03/05/2007

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