Case Report

Saccular Distal Aorta Aneurysm Accompanying Aortic Coarctation

  • Alparslan ÜNSAL
  • Eda KAZAK

Meandros Med Dent J 2006;7(3):45-47

Aortic coarctation is the congenital narrowing of aorta and is usually located at the level of proximal descending aorta. Aortic aneurysms proximal to the coarcted segment and cerebral aneurysms are frequently associated with coarctation of aorta and rupture of these lesions lead to fatal consequences. Another complication accompanying coarctation is the pseudo-aneurysm seen in surgically corrected coarctation. However, saccular or fusiform aortic aneurysm distal to the coarcted segment is a very rare condition. In this paper; computed tomography findings were presented in a 75-year-old man with saccular aneursm of the descending aorta associated with aortic coarctation.

Keywords: coarctation of aorta, saccular aortic aneurysm, computed tomography, angiography