Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

 

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This TTE parasternal long axis view shows a clearly enlarged descending thoracic aorta with impingement into the left atrium. Note that the aortic root appears normal in size here.

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An off axis 3 chamber view shows the aneurysm more clearly. Note the irregular shaped echodence material within the aortic aneurysm, consistent with thrombus.

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A zoomed-in view shows the thrombus more clearly. This individual had an isolated thoracic aortic aneruysm. The size is measured at over 6 cm in diameter in this view.