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35 Possible Causes for Prominent Aortic Knob

  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

    A thoracic aortic aneurysm is an aortic aneurysm that presents primarily in the thorax. A thoracic aortic aneurysm is the "ballooning" of the upper aspect of the aorta, above the diaphragm. Untreated or unrecognized they can be fatal due to dissection or "popping" of the aneurysm leading to nearly instant[…][]

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Ankylosing spondylitis Synonyms Bekhterev's disease, Bechterew's disease, morbus Bechterew, Bekhterev-Strümpell-Marie disease, Marie's disease, Marie–Strümpell arthritis, Pierre–Marie's disease [1] A 6th-century skeleton showing fused vertebrae , a sign of severe ankylosing spondylitis. Specialty Rheumatology Symptoms[…][]

  • Aortic Valve Stenosis

    What is aortic valve stenosis (AS)? Aortic stenosis is one of the most common and most serious valve disease problems. Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. Aortic stenosis restricts the blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta and may also affect the pressure in the left atrium.[…][]

  • Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm

    Masahiko Harada Hironori Hirai Tetsuo Lee Takuya Inoue Hideyuki Sakai Yuko Sugiyama Makoto Suzuki Tetsu Yamaguchi Translation of Case Report Abstract Although rupture of a dissecting aortic aneurysm into the pericardial sac, pleural cavities, or mediastinum is a frequently encountered complication of this entity,[…][]

  • Marfan Syndrome

    Marfan syndrome ( MFS ) is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue . [2] The degree to which people are affected varies. [2] People with Marfan tend to be tall, and thin, with long arms, legs, fingers, and toes. [2] They also typically have flexible joints and scoliosis . [2] The most serious complications involve[…][]

  • Non-Cranial Giant Cell Arteritis

    I. What every physician needs to know. Giant cell arteritis (GCA), also known as temporal arteritis, is a chronic vasculitis of large and medium sized vessel that should be considered in individuals older than 50 who present with new onset of headache, visual dysfunction, polymyalgia rheumatica or systemic inflammatory[…][]

  • Traumatic Aortic Rupture

    Traumatic aortic rupture , also called traumatic aortic disruption or transection , is a condition in which the aorta , the largest artery in the body, is torn or ruptured as a result of trauma to the body. The condition is frequently fatal due to the profuse bleeding that results from the rupture. Since the aorta[…][]

  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus

    Patent ductus arteriosus ( PDA ) is a condition wherein the ductus arteriosus fails to close after birth . Early symptoms are uncommon, but in the first year of life include increased 'work of breathing' and poor weight gain. An uncorrected PDA may lead to congestive heart failure with increasing age. The ductus[…][]

  • Aortic Dilation

    Noninvasive Imaging TAAs are often noted incidentally on chest x-ray as a widened mediastinum or a prominent aortic knob.[]

  • Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm 9

    Noninvasive Imaging TAAs are often noted incidentally on chest x-ray as a widened mediastinum or a prominent aortic knob.[]

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