Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Descending Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms
A descending thoracic aortic aneurysm is a bulging, weakened area in the wall of the aorta, in the part that runs downward through the chest (thorax).
A thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm is one that is located in the area where the aorta crosses between the chest and abdomen.
At the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons have expertise in treating these types of aneurysms.