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Journal of Case Reports
Aortic Isthmus Aneurysm: A Rare Presentation
S Chand, R Chauhan
Department of General Medicine, Dr. Radha Krishnan Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr Subhash Chand 
Email: subhashchand964@yahoo.com
Received: 25-AUG-2020 Accepted: 16-DEC-2020 Published Online: 25-APR-2021
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2021.0023
Background: An aneurysm is enlargement of artery more than 1.5 times its normal diameter. Thoracic aortic aneurysms involving isthmus are very rare. Most of these aneurysms are asymptomatic and slow growing. Aortic dissection and rupture are known complications causing sudden death. Case Report: In this short communication, we present a case of 45 year old female who presented with repeated episodes of palpitations and on investigations thoracic aortic aneurysm was found. Conclusion: Homogenous opacity in the region of aortic arch can be due to aortic aneurysm. CT angiography is done to confirm the diagnosis. Endovascular repair of aneurysm is the treatment of choice with good results.
Keywords : Arteries, Aortic Aneurysm, Female, Sudden Death.
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