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Causes Of Tortuous Aorta
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Aorta: A tortuous aorta may have no symptoms. If there are symptoms they generally relate to obstructed blood flow related to the tortuosity. The symptom would depend on what wasn't getting good flow or perhaps some compression caused in adjacent organ by the tortuosity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe a warning: A tortuous aorta is one that is not straight( the normal condition ) but does not contain and aneurysm. This may occur normally in older people or those with long standing hypertension. It may also occur in younger people who have abnormal composition of their artery walls. In this circumstance it may be a warning of increased risk of aneurysm in the future .By itself it is of no consequence ...Read more
Twisty: Tortuous simply implies that the aorta, which is usually runs a straight back from the upper chest through the belly, makes a lot of twists and turns. Tortuosity of the aorta, by itself, has few implications in health or disease. ...Read more
Is their any factor that an old healed PTB(CXR 7months ago) can lead to Tortuous Aorta based for his recently CXR.(this for my husband).thank u,GBU?
No: Tortuous aorta is a harmless x-ray finding that occurs with normal aging. It does not increase the risk of aneurysm or rupture. It's not related to pulmonary TB. Follow up chest x-rays are wise after full treatment for TB, but don't let the tortuous aorta description worry you. It's just the radiologist doing his/her job! ...Read more
X-Ray Finding: This sounds like a report from a chest x-ray. Chest x-ray can detect whether a heart is enlarged or not. It can also look at the aorta and give a sense of whether the aorta has a normal "smooth" course or a more pronounced one. In and of themselves, these findings don't necessarily mean anything specific, and could need more followup tests. ...Read more
What does descending tortuous aorta mean and can this be attributable to frequent upper gastric pain? Many times severe enough to go to ER.
I had findings on a pre op chest xray blood workup. Ast/alt was 32 for each. In chest xray a 9mm nodular density at medial rt lung.Also tortuous aorta?
Liver no.'s: Not that bad- follow up nodular density with pcp, not much to do with aorta- were you a smoker? Are your lipids normal? --see your pcp. ...Read more
Can a mild tortuous descending thoracic aorta be caused by a 5cm hiatal hernia? Should this be a concern when having surgery for the hernia?
No, and no: The two issues are completely separate. I have seen dozens of occasions where the aorta is tortuous or not in the usual position in relation to the diaphragm during these types of hernia repairs. Make sure to see a general or thoracic surgeon with substantial experience in laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair for a consultation. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer