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A 15-cm aneurysm of the right coronary artery presenting as a pericardial cyst.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22228289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report an unusual case of a giant right coronary artery aneurysm, measuring 15 cm in diameter, in a 76-year old woman. The aneurysm was initially identified when the patient was investigated for signs of congestive cardiac failure with a computed tomography scan of her thorax; at this stage, the lesion was misdiagnosed as a large pericardial cyst. The aneurysm was successfully excised at surgery and her heavily diseased right coronary artery was secured with a saphenous vein graft.
Nathan Burnside; Onyekwelu C Nzewi; Pushpinder Singh Sidhu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-22     Completed Date:  2012-07-24     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  483-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  radiography,  surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass
Diagnostic Errors*
Mediastinal Cyst / diagnosis*,  radiography
Predictive Value of Tests
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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