Aortic enlargement: a case report of cadaveric heart and great vessels dimensions
- Mauritius Lambertus Edy Parwanto ,
- Dian Mediana ,
- Diana Samara ,
- Magdalena Wartono ,
- Alfred Pakpahan ,
- Haryo Ganeca Widyatama ,
Aortic enlargement is not an uncommon incidental finding with potential omission of clinical implications. During routine dissection in the middle of the thorax, there was an incidental finding of a disproportionately enlarged aorta in comparison to normal-sized heart at gross observation despite normal anatomy in local and adjacent structures. Incidental finding of aortic enlargement should not be disregarded as it might contribute to pathological processes. The use of indices could give a more comprehensive appraisal of cardiovascular system dimensions.