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Can docs explain what does unfolding of descending thoracic aorta mean?

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. 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 more...

After how many time an endoleak after a descending thoracic aorta repair could be closed (the aneurism is stable after 2 CT in 1 and a half year)?

Uncertain. Depends on the type of endoleak certain types such aa type 2 can be watched so long aneurysm does not grow consult with your surgeon to be sure. Read more...
Depends on endoleak. From how your question reads, i'm presuming your surgeon has been following your thoracic aneurysm sac following an endovascular repair and evaluating whether a type 2 endoleak has been causing significant expansion. The management of these is somewhat controversial and the rupture risk is not well known, but thought to be low. Most would just follow yearly if it's beens table for this long. Read more...

My recent thoracic MRI for scoliosis shows right-sided aortic arch& right-sided descending thoracic aorta. Possible congenital heart dis. Can u die?

Chill out. If you lived to the ripe age of 31 before finding out you had this anomaly, you will likely live a full life without problems. The process is likely a "laterality sequence". This originates early in fetal formation. Those with bad heart defects show up early in life. You need further study, and consultation with a geneticist. The worst of these is more common in males. Read more...
Possible. But need more info. A right-sided arch is considered a normal anatomic variant if there are no other defects. This lesion alone will not cause problems. If you have any symptoms or concerns, speak with your primary doctor about obtaining more details of your cardiac anatomy. Again though, an isolated right arch without any narrowing is a normal anatomic variant (though it is relatively rare). . Read more...