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Aneurysm of the internal mammary artery with cystic medial degeneration.
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PMID:  22975548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We herein report the histopathology of a rare case of an idiopathic internal mammary artery aneurysm in a 61-year-old asymptomatic woman. Chest radiography during an annual medical check-up incidentally revealed the aneurysm, which was initially mistaken for a mediastinal tumor. Given that a rupture of the aneurysm could have been life-threatening, it was removed surgically, and found to possess a paper-thin arterial wall with cystic medial degeneration.
Yuji Okura; Takashi Kawasaki; Tohru Hiura; Hiroshi Seki; Hirofumi Saito
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-09-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2355-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Niigata Cancer Center Hospital, Japan.
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