Small aorta: CT detection and clinical significance

Academic Article


  • Small aortas were documented by CT in six patients, 16-34 years old. The diameter of these aortas measured at the level of 1 cm below the orifice of the superior mesenteric artery ranged from 10 to 12 mm, much smaller than the mean of 17 mm obtained from 20 subjects, 16-20 years old. Such small aortas are usually produced by vasoconstriction as a compensatory response to hypovolemic shock. © 1990 Raven Press, Ltd., New York.
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    Author List

  • Shin MS; Berland LL; Ho KJ
  • Start Page

  • 102
  • End Page

  • 103
  • Volume

  • 14