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Aneurysm of the ascending aorta in a neonate.
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PMID:  10910601     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aneurysms of the thoracic aorta rarely occur in children. We present a female neonate who was referred to our hospital due to a heart murmur associated with cough and fever at 22 days of age. Both the echocardiography and aortography displayed an aneurysm of the ascending aorta at the aortic root. A patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) flow was detected on admission but it was not detectable when she was 3 months old. Neither physical characteristics of Marfan nor Turner syndrome were found, but she has had a huge cutaneous hemangioma over the right trunk since birth. The aneurysm did not progress during one year of follow-up. The etiology might be idiopathic or medial agenesis. Surgery will be warranted only if the aneurysm enlarges.
H Y Chien; T C Sung
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Taiwanica = Taiwan er ke yi xue hui za zhi     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1608-8115     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Taiwan     Publication Date:    1999 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-15     Completed Date:  1999-06-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100958202     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Taiwan     Country:  CHINA (REPUBLIC : 1949-)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / complications,  congenital*,  diagnosis
Hemangioma / complications
Infant, Newborn
Skin Neoplasms / complications

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