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Aneurysms of the thoracic aorta
  1. B. T. Le Roux,
  2. M. A. Rogers,
  3. M. S. Gotsman
  1. Thoracic and Cardiac Units, Wentworth Hospital
  2. Departments of Surgery and Medicine, University of Natal


    Selected radiographs from 40 patients with thoracic aortic aneurysm serve to illustrate most of the radiographic features of this disease. Surgical techniques are outlined and were used to modify the natural course of the disease in 14 patients, with three postoperative deaths. The remaining 26 patients were either moribund on admission and died shortly afterwards or declined operations and died later.

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