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Uncommon Congenital and Acquired Aortic Diseases: Role of Multidetector CT Angiography1

Uncommon Congenital and Acquired Aortic Diseases: Role of Multidetector CT Angiography1 Uncommon diseases of the aorta—including those that are congenital in origin and acquired disorders—are described, with emphasis on their findings at multidetector CT. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Radiographics Radiological Society of North America, Inc.

Uncommon Congenital and Acquired Aortic Diseases: Role of Multidetector CT Angiography1

Uncommon Congenital and Acquired Aortic Diseases: Role of Multidetector CT Angiography1

Note: This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues or clients, contact us at www.rsna.org/rsnarights. EDUCATION EXHIBIT Uncommon Congenital and Acquired Aortic Dis- eases: Role of Multide- tector CT Angiography Eric T. Kimura-Hayama, MD • Gabriela Meléndez, MD, MS • Ana L. Online-Only Mendizábal, MD • Aloha Meave-González, MD • Greby Fernando B. CMe Zambrana, MD • Celia P. Corona-Villalobos, MD See www.rsna .org/education /rg_cme.html State-of-the-art multidetector computed tomographic (CT) technol- ogy has replaced invasive angiography for evaluation of patients sus- le ARnin G pected to have aortic disease. Although most aortic disease is associ- OBJeCTiVeS ated with atherosclerosis (ie, aneurysms and dissection), the spectrum After reading this of aortic disease is vast and includes various congenital and acquired article and taking the test, the reader entities. Radiologists should also be familiar with uncommon aortic will be able to: diseases, which are divided into those that are congenital in origin and ■ Describe embry- onic development acquired disorders, and with their findings at multidetector CT. The of the aorta and its first group includes patent ductus arteriosus, aortic hypoplasia, aortic normal anatomy. coarctation, interrupted aortic arch, aortopulmonary window, com- ■ List uncommon aortic disorders, mon arterial trunk, supravalvular aortic stenosis, and vascular rings. both congenital and The acquired disorders include aortic dissection due to extension of acquired, and their findings at multide - a coronary artery dissection, Marfan syndrome, large-vessel vasculitis tector CT. such as Takayasu arteritis, and mycotic aneurysms. Finally, specific ■ Discuss the role of conditions associated with therapeutic maneuvers—such as recoarc- multidetector CT in evaluation of sus- tation, stent-graft...
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Radiological Society of North America, Inc.
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© RSNA, 2010
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1527-1323
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0271-5333
DOI
10.1148/rg.301095061
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20083587
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Abstract

Uncommon diseases of the aorta—including those that are congenital in origin and acquired disorders—are described, with emphasis on their findings at multidetector CT.

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RadiographicsRadiological Society of North America, Inc.

Published: Jan 19, 2010

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