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Giant coronary artery aneurysm seen on blood-pool study.
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PMID:  23242065     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: An 81-year-old man was incidentally found to have a large pericardial cyst on a chest computed tomography. Before surgical removal, an echocardiogram demonstrated that the cyst was more likely a large (7.5 cm) right coronary arterial aneurysm. A cardiac blood-pool study demonstrated a blood-filled structure adjacent to the heart, roughly the same size as the combined size of both the right and left ventricles. Coronary angiography confirmed the presence of a large right coronary artery aneurysm. A coronary aneurysm should be considered when a blood-filled structure is seen adjacent to the heart on a multigated acquisition scan.
Alexander Trujillo; Suthipong Soontrapa; Preeti Singh; Sharmila Sehli; Jennifer Harris; Jose A Suarez; Aliakbar Arvandi; Ralph F Paone; Gary E Meyerrose
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e43-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the *Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX; †Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX; ‡Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX; and §Lubbock Heart Surgery, Lubbock, TX.
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