What does assenging aortic aneurysm indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 8 Jun 2015 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Question: I just read my chest xray or I least tried I have "assenging aortic aneurysm 3.9 x 3.8
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Findings of aortic dilatation is within normal limit.

Detailed Answer:
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Findings of aortic dilatation is within normal limit.
Aneurysm is defined as thoracic aorta greater than 4.5 cm and size greater than 6 cm may need surgical treatment.
However,size criteria for intervention are smaller in high risk groups like turner's syndrome,bicuspid aortic valve etc.

Assuming you are not from this high risk group, the measurement specified by you falls within limits. That being said, chest X-ray is not ideal to assess dilatation.You may need contrast CT scan of thorax for proper evaluation.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

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