Aortic root dilatation

Aortic root dilatation refers to abnormal enlargement of the aortic root which may be focally aneurysmal or a more diffuse ectasia.

Clinical presentation

Aortic root dilatation is often completely asymptomatic and found incidentally 2. In rare instances, it may present with a catastrophic complication such as an aortic dissectionaortic rupture, or congestive heart failure from aortic insufficiency.

Pathology

Aortic root dilatation can occur in isolation but is often associated with other conditions including:

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rID: 71261
System: Vascular
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Dilatation of aortic root
  • Dilatation of the aortic root
  • Dilated aortic root

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