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Is there a difference between a thoracic aneurysm and a thoracic aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. David Wilson answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Probably not: Technically, "thoracic aneurysm" could refer to any of the arteries in the chest. The thoracic aorta is the most likely to have an aneurysm.

Answered 9/28/2016


Dr. Richard Sheppeck answered

Specializes in

No: A thoracic aneurysm is an aneurysm of the thoracic aorta....More importantly...Whether the aneurysm involves the ascending or descending or entire thoracic aorta makes some difference in treatment.

Answered 1/20/2019



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