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Aortic Tortuosity

 
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Overview

  • Look For

  • An enlarged, irregularly unwound aorta.
  • Causes of Tortuous Aorta

  • Hypertension
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Connective tissue disease - Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome
  • Example

  • Aortic tortuosity in an elderly patient with atherosclerosis and hypertension
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    Aortic tortuosity in an elderly patient with atherosclerosis and hypertension
     
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