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Brachiocephalic venous aneurysm with unusual clinical observations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21723073     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thoracic venous aneurysm is an extremely rare condition. This report describes the case of a 70-year-old woman with a left brachiocephalic venous aneurysm that caused recurrent nerve paralysis. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography and venography revealed a venous aneurysm, 4 cm in size, located adjacent to the venous angle. Anticoagulation therapy was started, and 1-1/2 months later, the aneurysm greatly decreased in size and showed marked calcification along its periphery. Venous aneurysms that shrink after anticoagulation therapy are exceptionally rare. The clinical features of this condition have been briefly reviewed.
Akihiro Hosaka; Masaaki Kato; Ippei Kato; Shingo Isshiki; Nobukazu Okubo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-02     Completed Date:  2012-01-23     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77S-9S     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Morinomiya Hospital, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / radiography*
Brachiocephalic Veins*

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