ascending aortic anyerism

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Date Joined Feb 2011
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   Posted 8/5/2011 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new and so confused. I have been ill for 3 being worked up for a possible neuroendocrine tumor in pancreas although it hasn't been found yet. Anyways, in the process, I had a chest CT, and a fusiform aortic ectasia,3.8mm was found in the ascending aorta. I looked at a CT from 2 years ago, at which time it only measured 3.6mm and they didn't call it an ectasia at that point. I am 60 years old. I just found out that my uncle had a thoracic anyerism operated on in his early 60s!!!! Neither my mom or dad ever had one, nor anyone else I am aware of in the family.

I am wondering if this could be a familial type of anyerism. I live near Cleveland so have an appt. there in September.

I am also supposed to start Sandostatin for my symptoms that suggest a possible neuroendocrine tumor although none diagnosed yet. I am having a special PET/CT scan to look into that in a few weeks.

Has anyone been on Sandostatin, and how does that effect an anyerism? I asked my cardiologist and he was vaque with me.

Thanks so much for any help.


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   Posted 8/6/2011 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  I am sorry to read of your problems.  I do not use Sandostatin but I do feel your physician owes you answers to your questions.  Please do call and talk with him or another source re you legitimate concerns.
Perhaps another member will have input for you.  I hope you stick with us as we care.
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