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Congenital saccular aneurysm of the superior vena cava.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7362315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is important to recognize the true nature of the rare superior vena caval aneurysm with nonoperative techniques, in order to avoid needless diagnostic thoracotomy. Two distinct types exist--the fusiform and the saccular. The presence of such an aneurysm should be suspected if there is size variation during respiration on roentgenographic evaluation, and can be confirmed venographically. That these aneurysms do not enlarge, rupture, or thrombose argues for conservative management.
D L Modry; R S Hidvegi; L R LaFleche
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1980 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-05-14     Completed Date:  1980-05-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  258-62     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / congenital*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vena Cava, Superior / radiography,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery*

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