A Neglected Case of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm– A Case Report

Authors

  • Sohely Sultana Specialist, Dept. of Radiology & Imaging, United Hospital Ltd, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Faisal Ibn Kabir MD Student, Department of Cardiology, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Tarana Yasmin Assistant Professor, Department of Radioligy & Imaging, Enam Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka
  • Shyamal KR Roy Assistant Professor, Department of Radioligy & Imaging, Sir Salimullah Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka
  • Asish Sarkar Medical Officer, Department of Radiology & Imaging, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Tanjima Parvin Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, BSMMU, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v16i1.22405

Keywords:

Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA), CT scan

Abstract

A 52 year old female reported to surgery department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) with dysphasia and exertional chest pain. With detailed history and examination she was diagnosed as a case of epigastric mass and undergone X-ray chest. The report revealed enlarged mediastinal shadow with suspicion of thoracic aortic aneurysm. X-ray chest was followed by contrast enhanced CT scan which revealed a large partially thrombosed aneurysmal dilatation of the aortic arch with sharp kinking (bend) at distal end of aneurysm and beginning of descending aorta. Then the patient was referred to cardiac surgery for immediate management. But the patient refused to have a surgery. Then two months later the patient again presented with chest pain and admitted in DMCH. But the patient died.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jom.v16i1.22405

J MEDICINE 2015; 16 : 53-55

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Published

2015-02-25

How to Cite

Sultana, S., Kabir, M. F. I., Yasmin, T., Roy, S. K., Sarkar, A., & Parvin, T. (2015). A Neglected Case of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm– A Case Report. Journal of Medicine, 16(1), 53–55. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v16i1.22405

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Case Reports