So I have finally had my CT & Echo imaging done at Stanford. The aortic aneurysm, at the mid-ascending aorta has advanced from 4.4cm to 4.7cm. The cardiologists impression of my pulmonary aneurysm was "moderate to severely enlarged" at 4.2cm which I suspect is due to the rarity of this condition and the lack of objective evidence as to what is safe & not safe for a pulmonary aneurysm - needless to say the language has me a bit worried that I'm looking at surgery sooner than later; though on the other hand it would be nice to get done with this, get to the other side and get on with my life.
In the results interpreted in the 3D lab of the aorta, it listed Major and Minor figures, being only slightly different (in mm) of 46.80mm and 46.00mm (4.68CM and 4.6CM). What is indicated by the major / minor figures - outside diameter (major) and inside diameter (minor) - or something else?
Also, I've reviewed where, physically, the pulmonary artery is (located just under the aorta), and see it connects from the RV to the lungs - so am I correct in assuming this can only be fixed via open repair?
Since the aortic aneurysm is on the ascending side, just distal of the aortic valve, this would also be an open repair, or has medicine advanced to the point where this can be fixed in a less invasive endovascular approach?
I have an app't in a couple weeks (unless I hear otherwise that it will be sooner) with my cardiologist, and I don't want to bug her, so if anyone can help shed some light on that, it'd be appreciated.