Aortic ductus diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Aortic ductus diverticulum

Case Discussion

An aortic ductus diverticulum is usually seen at the anteromedial aspect of the aorta at the site of the previous ductus arteriosus, which becomes the aortic isthmus. This is also the site of 90% of post-traumatic aortic injuries; therefore, differentiation of ductus arteriosus from a pseudoaneurysm is important.

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Case information

rID: 8339
Published: 24th Jan 2010
Last edited: 17th Oct 2019
Tag: aorta
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