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what is mild unfolding of aortic arch mean?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Xray: This is a chest xray appearance of a widening of the normal aortic arch curve in the superior thorax. It does not necessarily have pathologic import though it is often seen in older patients and those with hypertension and atherosclerotic disease.
Answered on Aug 30, 2018
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