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23 Possible Causes for Tortuosity of Thoracic Aorta

  • Gallbladder Empyema

    Chest X-ray revealed borderline cardiomegaly with widening and tortuosity of thoracic aorta.[]

  • Aortic Valve Stenosis

    aorta, severe “unfolding” and tortuosity of the thoracic aorta; access characteristics that would preclude safe placement of 14F or 16F Edwards eSheath introducer set, such[] […] aortic arch atheroma (especially if thick [ 5 mm], protruding, or ulcerated) or narrowing (especially with calcification and surface irregularities) of the abdominal or thoracic[] […] as severe obstructive calcification, severe tortuosity, or diameter less than 5.5 mm or 6 mm, respectively; or bulky calcified aortic valve leaflets in close proximity to[]

  • Arterial Tortuosity Syndrome

    B, Three-dimensional reconstruction (viewed from behind) showing the narrow proximal and dilated distal thoracic aorta and extreme tortuosity of the abdominal (ABD) aorta.[] […] doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000218 DISEASES OF THE AORTA, PULMONARY AND PERIPHERAL VESSELS Abstract Author Information Authors Article Metrics Metrics Arterial tortuosity is[] TAAD is a genetic condition primarily involving dilatation and dissection of the thoracic aorta, but may also include aneurysm and dissection of other arteries.[]

  • Aortography

    Abstract Distinguishing posterior mediastinal and pulmonary masses from aneurysms and tortuosity of the descending thoracic aorta may be difficult, as five such cases illustrate[] Thoracic Descending Aortography: There is no eveidecne of aortic aneurysm or dissection. The abdominal aorta has mild tortuosity without obstructive diseases.[] Both the neoplasms and the aortic aneurysms or tortuosity can compress the same vital mediastinal structures; thus, they may give rise to the same symptoms.[]

  • Aortic Dissection

    Arterial tortuosity is most prominently affecting the vessels of the head, neck and aorta, but also affects other thoracic and abdominal arteries or can be generalized ( 21[] Cerebrovascular anomalies are frequently diagnosed and include tortuosity, affecting vertebral, internal carotid, cerebral and pericallosal arteries and intracranial aneurysms[]

  • Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm 8

    Braunwald’s Heart Disease remains your indispensable source for definitive, state-of-the-art answers on every aspect of contemporary cardiology. Edited by Drs. Robert O. Bonow, Douglas L. Mann, Douglas P. Zipes, and Peter Libby, this dynamic, multimedia reference helps you apply the most recent knowledge in[…][]

  • Multisystemic Smooth Muscle Dysfunction Syndrome

    These were the first clinical reports of recognizing the genetically heterogenous nature of thoracic aorta aneurysms.[] Syndromic aortic aneurysms occur in patients with: Marfan syndrome (MFS), Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS), aneurysm osteoarthritis syndrome (AOS), arterial tortuosity syndrome[]

  • Takayasu Arteritis

    Presence of the most stenosis or occlusion in the distal third determined by angiography Descending thoracic aorta lesion: Narrowing, dilatation or aneurysm, luminal irregularity[] […] or any combination determined by angiography: tortuosity alone is unacceptable.[]

  • Pulmonary Syphilis

    […] beyond the retrocardiac space and displaced over the lower thoracic vertebrae; metal densities; and tortuosity of the entire thoracic aorta.[] The lateral chest radiographs (Figure 2-3) displayed dilatation of the ascending aorta; posterior displaced left lower lung bronchi; enlarged rounded left ventricle extending[]

  • Tuberous Sclerosis

    MRI shows thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (arrows) with tortuosity of the descending thoracic aorta (F).[]

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