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Incidental detection of a giant ductus arteriosus aneurysm by low-dose multidetector computed tomography in an asymptomatic adult.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20080001     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aneurysm of the ductus arteriosus is a very rare congenital lesion in adults that can be associated with thromboembolism, rupture, and death. Its detection in a silent clinical phase is very important for planning appropriate treatment and avoiding potentially fatal complications. We report a case of a patent ductus arteriosus aneurysm of very large size (65.5 mm) that was incidentally discovered with low-dose (3.2 mSv) multidetector computed tomography in an asymptomatic 67-year-old man. The presence of coronary disease was also ruled out with this non-invasive imaging modality. Further evaluation with echocardiography and selective angiography confirmed the diagnosis. At surgery, the aneurysm was successfully resected via a left posterolateral thoracotomy.
Gianluca Pontone; Daniele Andreini; Antonio L Bartorelli; Luca Dainese; Melissa Fusari; Paolo Biglioli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-27     Completed Date:  2010-05-12     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1260-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright (c) 2010 Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography / methods
Aortic Aneurysm / congenital,  radiography*,  surgery
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures / methods
Ductus Arteriosus
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / physiopathology,  radiography*,  surgery*
Electrocardiography / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods
Incidental Findings*
Radiography, Thoracic
Rare Diseases
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Thoracotomy / methods
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
Treatment Outcome

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