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Thoracic aortic disease: spectrum of multidetector computed tomography imaging findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19083876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical presentation of diseases involving the thoracic aorta ranges from a large number of asymptomatic patients with clinically undetectable thoracic aortic aneurysm to patients with symptoms of severe chest pain as a result of acute aortic dissection. Thoracic aortic disease often remains undiagnosed until a life-threatening complication occurs or the disease is discovered serendipitously on imaging studies performed for other purposes. Multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) imaging of the aorta is used to diagnose various acute and chronic conditions, including aortic aneurysms, aortic dissection, intramural hematoma, penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer, traumatic injury, rupture, inflammatory disorders, and congenital malformations. This review illustrates the wide range of MDCT imaging findings of thoracic aortic disease.
Suhny Abbara; Sanjeeva Kalva; Ricardo C Cury; Eric M Isselbacher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-05-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1876-861X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  2009-03-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101308347     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / radiography*
Aortic Diseases / radiography*
Aortography / methods*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

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