oa South African Medical Journal - Rapid development of aneurysm of the aorta

Volume 21, Issue 17
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Aortic aneurysm may develop with surprising rapidity. A case is recorded in which an aneurysm of the arch of the aorta developed in the remarkably short period of seven weeks. Chest radiographs, one showing the apparently normal cardiovascular shadow, and another, only seven weeks later, of the fully developed aneurysm, are reproduced.

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