Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 37(2); 1990 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1990;37(2):221-224.
DOI:    Published online June 1, 1990.
Kinked Descending part of the Thoracic Aorta
Kwang Jae Lee1, Hyung Jung Kim1, Sung Kyu Kim1, Won Young Lee1, Sang Jin Kim2
1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Radiology, Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
하행 흉부 대동맥의 꼬임
이광재1, 김형중1, 김성규1, 이원영1, 김상진2
It is well known that elongation of the aorta is associated with persistent hypertension and atherosclerosis. The elongated aorta usually produces widening of the aortic arch and less commomly, elongated descending aorta may swing from the left to the right side across the spine and return to the left lower down. This abnormal sinuous distortion may eventually lead to kinking of the descending aorta. Because it is a benign anomaly which is usually asymtomatic and needs no treatment, its recognition is practically important in order to avoid misdiagnosis of mediastinal mass, aortic aneurysm or intra-pulmonary mass. We presented a case of kinked descending part of the thoracic aorta simulating intrathoracic tumour with review of the literature
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