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Gigantic aneurysm in the thoraco-abdominal aorta of an infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8677796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report the case of a boy with a gigantic aneurysm in the thoraco-abdominal region which was detected by a chest X-ray taken prior to surgical correction of ptosis of the eyelids at 11 months of age. At 18 months, he successfully underwent aneurysm exclusion and bypass grafting. A biopsy from the thoracic aorta revealed medial degeneration with conspicuous smooth muscle cell involvement. Laboratory examination showed altered elastase activity in the granulocytes and whole blood. The present case may represent a unique form of aneurysm in infancy.
Authors:
A Tsuji; J Yanai; M Ohta; H Sugiyama; A Ueno; R Hashimoto; Y Yoshida
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Japonica; Overseas edition     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0374-5600     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Jpn     Publication Date:  1996 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-09     Completed Date:  1996-08-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370357     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Jpn     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  164-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Yamanashi Medical College, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / pathology,  radiography*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / pathology,  radiography*
Humans
Infant
Male
Radiography, Thoracic

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