Aortic enlargement: a case report of cadaveric heart and great vessels dimensions

Mauritius Lambertus Edy Parwanto , Dian Mediana, Diana Samara, Magdalena Wartono, Alfred Pakpahan, Haryo Ganeca Widyatama

Mauritius Lambertus Edy Parwanto
Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia. Email:

Dian Mediana
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia

Diana Samara
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia

Magdalena Wartono
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia

Alfred Pakpahan
Department of Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia

Haryo Ganeca Widyatama
Department of Histology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia
Online First: June 12, 2020 | Cite this Article
Parwanto, M., Mediana, D., Samara, D., Wartono, M., Pakpahan, A., Widyatama, H. 2020. Aortic enlargement: a case report of cadaveric heart and great vessels dimensions. Bali Medical Journal 9(2): 416-418. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v9i2.1817

Aortic enlargement is not an uncommon incidental finding with potential omission of clinical implications. During routine dissection in the middle of the thorax, there was an incidental finding of a disproportionately enlarged aorta in comparison to normal-sized heart at gross observation despite normal anatomy in local and adjacent structures. Incidental finding of aortic enlargement should not be disregarded as it might contribute to pathological processes. The use of indices could give a more comprehensive appraisal of cardiovascular system dimensions.


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