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Giant congenital coronary aneurysm of the left anterior descending artery.
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PMID:  20824595     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary artery aneurysms are uncommon, especially in young patients. Most aneurysms in young patients are congenital, traumatic or due to Kawasaki disease. Giant coronary aneurysms warrant surgical management due to their propensity for complications. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with suture closure of the involved coronary artery seems to be an appropriate management strategy. We describe a giant coronary artery aneurysm of the left descending coronary artery, 15 x 18 cm in size, occurring in a 27-year-old male patient. This report underscores the need for further investigation to find the primary pathological defect causing giant coronary aneurysms, which often eludes us. Our experience suggests that this entity should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any young patient with chest pain.
A Gupta; V Devagorou; N Makhija
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1439-1902     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-08     Completed Date:  2010-12-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  368-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart, New York.
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Chest Pain / etiology
Coronary Aneurysm / congenital*,  radiography,  surgery
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / genetics*,  radiography,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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