Test Findings
 

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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