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Cyst on Aorta
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Cyst on Aorta

Hi,

I am a female in her mid 40's. I will be going to the hospital on the advice of my doctor to get an MRI. A CT scan yesterday showed a cyst on my aorta 8mm in size.Can anyone give me more information about this condition?

Thank you.

Maria

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I attempted to review the medical literature but there is virtually no literature on this topic. I would get the MRI to see if this is truly a cyst. Sometimes people with a previous history of syphilis get aortic aneurysms or cysts. If that is not your case you may have cystic medial necrosis..I think the MRI will help clarify.
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Thank you so much for your answer. I still haven't talked with my physician, but after reading up on this, I feel I am in a better position to understand the condition.

Again, thanks.

Maria
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A related discussion, para-aortic cyst was started.
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