• sunnysue sunnysue
    June 28, 2008
    What does mild dilation at the aortic root mean?
    sunnysue sunnysue
    June 28, 2008

    I had a CT scan today, and this is what was found.  I am not sure what this means.

     

    Thank you,

    Susan

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  • reesie.t September 05, 2008
    reesie.t
    June 28, 2008
    Hi sunnysue -- I see that you posted your question at the end of June. I hope you've already got the answer, but just in case... I recently had similar results from a CT Scan (diation of 1.97). I'd gone to the ER with chest pain so they did xrays and the whole 9-yards. They did the scan, though, because I have a preliminary diagnosis for Marfan Syndrome. Marfan is a disorder of the connective tissue that can affect the arteries. Since connective tissue is throughout the body, usually more than one system is affected. That means that medical specialists can miss it if they're not looking at the body as a whole. The ER team that worked with me only did the Scan because I told them about the possibility of Marfans. Marfan's Syndrome has other specific symptoms and characteristics, so it might not be the case for you: I want to emphasize that. It's surprising that your doctor didn't give you more infomation. However, the National Marfan Foundation (www.marfan.org)has lots as does the National Institutes of Health (NIH. I hope this helps. Take care. reesie.t READ MORE
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