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A 44-year-old male asked:

What does "prominence of the ascending thoracic aorta" on x-ray mean? concerning? the heart and mediastinum are within normal limits

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Consult physician: Some times dilation of ascending aorta reflects systemic hypertension, aortic valvular stenosis and insufficiency. You should consult your physician about presence of hypertension and/or murmur. In your age an aneurysm usually less likely.
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