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What is an ectatic aorta?
What is a diagnosis, "ectatic aorta"? I am scheduled for a CT of the chest with contrast.
submitted by Lila from Grosse Point Park, Michigan on 7/28/2011
by Texas Heart Institute cardiovascular surgeon, J. Michael Duncan, MD
An ectatic aorta describes one which is dilated, whether a little or significantly. If it is the latter, this implies that treatment may be necessary. A CT scan can provide useful information.
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Updated August 2011