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Published online: 2006-03-29
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Echocardiogram of the month
Giant aneurysm of the descending aorta mimicking extracardiac mass

Łukasz Chrzanowski, Jarosław Drożdż, Jarosław D. Kasprzak
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(3):331-333.

open access

Vol 64, No 3 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-03-29
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

The case report presents a giant aneurysm of the descending aorta in a 79- year-old female. The echocardiographic study of the patient was substantially impeded, since aortic pathology obscured the left atrium in standard views and produced images mimicking extracardiac mass. Modified imaging planes were neccessary to complete the correct echocardiographic visualisation of the heart and the aorta and to establish diagnosis.

Abstract

The case report presents a giant aneurysm of the descending aorta in a 79- year-old female. The echocardiographic study of the patient was substantially impeded, since aortic pathology obscured the left atrium in standard views and produced images mimicking extracardiac mass. Modified imaging planes were neccessary to complete the correct echocardiographic visualisation of the heart and the aorta and to establish diagnosis.
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Keywords

aortic aneurysm; descending aorta; echocardiography

About this article
Title

Echocardiogram of the month
Giant aneurysm of the descending aorta mimicking extracardiac mass

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 3 (2006)

Pages

331-333

Published online

2006-03-29

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(3):331-333.

Keywords

aortic aneurysm
descending aorta
echocardiography

Authors

Łukasz Chrzanowski
Jarosław Drożdż
Jarosław D. Kasprzak

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