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There is a slight uncoiling or the thoracic aorta

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There is a slight uncoiling or the thoracic aorta
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 7 years ago.

Hi there,

This is usually a harmless finding.

This can be seen in elderly population in the Xrays due to the enlarged thoracic aorta.

Rarely, it may signify dissecting aorta, but it presents with severe chest pain, dizziness, low blood pressure etc.

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