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What do my CT scan test results indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: Morning. Had a CT scan of lungs. Lungs were fine, but they found mild stable ectasia of the descending aorta, measuring 3.8 x 3.7 cm. Since I used to smoke for so long and I'm now 60, my primary care doctor said don't worry about it, comes with age. Not sure I should just ignore it without further testing. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you. XXXXXXX ..
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry.

Detailed Answer:
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Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P
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Well mild stable ectasia doesn't require any interventions presently , but there is always a risk of developing into aneurysm ( risk is less ) . Hence there is no need to do anything now ( apart from controlling blood pressure ) but you need to keep a monitor on the size by getting scan done every 6-8 months.

Hope this information was useful to you.
Any clarifications feel free to ask.

Regards.
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What do my CT scan test results indicate?

Brief Answer: Nothing to worry. Detailed Answer: HI Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P Thanks for choosing healthcaremagic. Well mild stable ectasia doesn't require any interventions presently , but there is always a risk of developing into aneurysm ( risk is less ) . Hence there is no need to do anything now ( apart from controlling blood pressure ) but you need to keep a monitor on the size by getting scan done every 6-8 months. Hope this information was useful to you. Any clarifications feel free to ask. Regards.