Aneurysmal descending aorta

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Aneurysmal descending aorta

  • This image shows a grossly enlarged descending aorta due to a thoracic aortic aneurysm

Aneurysmal ascending aorta

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Aneurysmal ascending aorta

  • This patient had aortic stenosis due to a congenital bicuspid aortic valve
  • The ascending aorta is enlarged due to post-stenotic dilatation – a common phenomenon in patients with aortic stenosis
  • Patients with aortic stenosis may have a normal chest X-ray
  • Patients may also have cardiomegaly indicating left ventricular failure – not yet developed in this patient