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What's the difference between thoracic aortic aneurysms and tortuous aorta?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Diameter

Aneurysm 2x normal size of native aorta.
Tortuous regards to the course of the vessel. Ectasia refers to enlarged vessel but less than twice normal. Arteriomegaly-large arteries, not aneurysmal.

In brief: Diameter

Aneurysm 2x normal size of native aorta.
Tortuous regards to the course of the vessel. Ectasia refers to enlarged vessel but less than twice normal. Arteriomegaly-large arteries, not aneurysmal.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. J Roberts
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Anomaly

All vessels can take unusual shapes, twists and turns; an aneurysm specifically is any vessel that is 2 x its normal diameter..
. Ectasia and tortuosity are commonly seen throughout the body and in certain disease states.

In brief: Anomaly

All vessels can take unusual shapes, twists and turns; an aneurysm specifically is any vessel that is 2 x its normal diameter..
. Ectasia and tortuosity are commonly seen throughout the body and in certain disease states.
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts
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