Endovascular management of thoracic aneurysm

Reda Jamjoom, Nasser Alkhamees, Cherrie Z. Abraham

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Abstract

A 75-year-old male has been referred to your service after a contrast-enhanced spiral computed tomography (CT) performed for investigation of chronic cough revealed an incidental finding of a 7.3 cm thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA). Past medical history includes moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypertension, insulin-dependent diabetes and a history of coronary artery catheterization and stenting 5 years ago. The patient denies current angina symptoms. On examination, vital signs are stable, cardio-respiratory examination is within normal limits, and arterial examination reveals no carotid bruits, normal heart sounds without murmurs, no palpable abdominal masses and all upper and lower limb distal pulses are palpable. His routine blood work is within normal range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVascular Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationCases, Questions and Commentaries
PublisherSpringer London
Pages65-74
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781849963558
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Jamjoom, R., Alkhamees, N., & Abraham, C. Z. (2011). Endovascular management of thoracic aneurysm. In Vascular Surgery: Cases, Questions and Commentaries (pp. 65-74). Springer London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84996-356-5_6