CT Appearance of Thoracic Aortic Graft Complications

Cardiac

http://www.ajronline.org/cgi/content/full/188/5/1273

Baskaran Sundaram 1 ; Leslie Eisenbud Quint 1 ; Smita Patel 1 ; Himanshu J. Patel 2 ; G. Michael Deeb 2

1 Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 E Medical Center Dr., Box 0302, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0302.
2 Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI.
Received September 21, 2005; accepted after revision January 24, 2006.

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to document the spectrum of CT findings and the clinical outcome of thoracic aortic graft complications.

CONCLUSION: Aortic graft complications detected with CT may or may not be clinically apparent and/or relevant. CT characterization in combination with clinical findings helps to determine patient treatment.