Bone Deformities as a Complication of Giant Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Aslan A. , Kartal Y., Ayaz E., Aslan M., Bulut S. S. D. , AĞIRBAŞLI M. A. , ...More

VASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.51, no.5, pp.312-315, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1538574417702776
  • Page Numbers: pp.312-315
  • Keywords: aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, radiology, computed tomography angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, MYCOTIC-ANEURYSMS, MANAGEMENT


The contained rupture of thoracic aortic aneurysm and related bone deformities is a rare condition. The diagnosis is critical due to potential and fatal complications. Radiologic evaluation is required to show the location, extension, and complications. Herein we present the X-ray radiography, ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance images of a giant dissected and contained rupture of the thoracic aortic aneurysm. The aneurysm destructed the adjacent vertebrae and rib, resulting in compression of dural sac and spinal cord, and obliteration of the neural foramina. Our case demonstrates a gigantic expansion of an aneurysm (14 cm) with chronic skeletal complications.