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Arterial Tortuosity Syndrome: An Approach through Imaging Perspective.

Venkatraman Bhat
Department of Radiology and Imaging Services, Narayana Health, Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Date of Submission: 04-Jul-2014, Date of Acceptance: 14-Aug-2014, Date of Web Publication: 29-Aug-2014.
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Venkatraman Bhat

309, Greenwoods Apartment, Royal Gardenia, Bommasandra, Bangalore - 560 099, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: bvenkatraman@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Venkatraman Bhat

309, Greenwoods Apartment, Royal Gardenia, Bommasandra, Bangalore - 560 099, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: bvenkatraman@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.139734 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


This pictorial illustration demonstrates various aspects of arterial tortuosity syndrome (ATS) obtained predominantly from a multiple detector computed tomography (MDCT) examination of a patient. In addition, a comprehensive review of typical multi-modality imaging observations in patients with ATS is presented along with a description of a few imaging signs. Non-invasively obtained, conclusive information is required in patients with ATS in view of the fragile vascular structures involved. An amazing wealth of information can be obtained by reviewing the volumetric data sets of MDCT examination. In the context of incomplete clinical information or remote reading of radiographic examination with inadequate clinical details, ability to "image data mine" the hidden, unexplored information may be vastly useful. The role of MDCT as a single modality of evaluation in ATS is highlighted.
Keywords: Aortic Elongation Sign, V Sign, Arterial Tortuosity Syndrome, Cluster Of Vessels Sign, Image Data Mining, Meandering Vessel Sign, Multiple Detector Computed Tomography

Cited in 2 Documents

  1. Christopher Scott Jones, Franco Verde, Pamela T. Johnson and Elliot K. Fishman (2016) Nontraumatic Subclavian Artery Abnormalities: Spectrum of MDCT Findings. American Journal of Roentgenology 207(2):434. doi: 10.2214/AJR.15.15685
  2. Daniel Palanca Arias, Ariadna Ayerza Casas, Cristina Gutiérrez Alonso and Lorenzo Jiménez Montañés (2018) Síndrome de tortuosidad arterial en un paciente pediátrico. Anales de Pediatría :. doi: 10.1016/j.anpedi.2018.10.011

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