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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?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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