Aorta - Diseases/pathology


  • Aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva
  • Aortic aneurysm – myotic, bacterial (e.g. syphilis), senile, genetic, associated with valvular heart disease
    • Dissecting aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic coarctation – pre-ductal, post-ductal
  • Transposition of the great vessels, see also dextro-Transposition of the great arteries and levo-Transposition of the great arteries
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Ehlers–Danlos syndrome
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Trauma, such as traumatic aortic rupture, most often thoracic and distal to the left subclavian artery and frequently quickly fatal

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