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Chronic pseudoaneurysm of the aortic arch: a case report.
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PMID:  16309406     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pseudoaneurysm of the thoracic aorta is a rare condition and usually occurs following blunt trauma. It is almost fatal in the absence of prompt surgical treatment. We describe the case of a 56-year-old male suffering from intermittent non-massive hemoptysis, mild dysphagia, and atypical chest pain for 1 month who has no history of trauma. A saccular aneurysm at the aortic arch between left common carotid artery and left subclavian artery was diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging. Intraoperatively, compression of surrounding structures including trachea and esophagus by the aneurysmal sac (6 x 8 cm in diameter) was seen. Pseudoaneurysm adherent to the upper lobe of the left lung was resected and entire aortic arch replacement with a prosthetic graft was performed. Postoperative course was uneventful and neither specific changes on histologic examination nor any evidence of infection could be detected.
Veysel Kutay; Mustafa Harman; Hasan Ekim; Cevat Yakut
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:    2005 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-28     Completed Date:  2006-04-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  542-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Yüzüncü Yil University, Faculty of Medicine, Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, Van, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis*,  surgery*
Aorta, Thoracic / pathology*,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Carotid Artery, Common / pathology,  surgery
Chronic Disease
Circulatory Arrest, Deep Hypothermia Induced
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Subclavian Artery / pathology,  surgery

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