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Pitfalls in the plain film evaluation of the thoracic aorta: the mimicry of aneurysms and adjacent masses and the value of aortography. Part I. Transverse aortic arch.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  436134     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In five instances, transverse aortic arch aneurysms were found that had initially, clinically and radiographically, mimicked thoracic neoplasms. Transverse aortic arch aneurysms display a wide spectrum of presentation: they may be asymptomatic, or they may cause symptoms secondary to esophageal, bronchial, vascular, or neural compression within the mediastinum and so mimic neoplasms. Conventional radiography in four projections and tomography are important components of the diagnostic evaluation of middle mediastinal masses. However, because plain film analysis is unable confidently to distinguish selected uncalcified aortic arch aneurysms from neoplasms, thoracic aortography is essential to the diagnosis.
D Wixson; H A Baltaxe; T A Sos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular radiology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0342-7196     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Radiol     Publication Date:  1979 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-07-25     Completed Date:  1979-07-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807044     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Radiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / anatomy & histology,  radiography*
Aortic Aneurysm / physiopathology,  radiography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Mediastinal Neoplasms / radiography*
Middle Aged

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