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Incidental finding of lung cancer in a patient with thoracic aortic aneurysm - simultaneous management. A case report.
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PMID:  17587365     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The simultaneous existence of thoracic aortic aneurysm and lung cancer is a rare finding, especially if the malignancy is primary and does not involve the aortic wall. In this report, we present a case of a typical descending thoracic aneurysm combined with a primary adenocarcinoma of the left lower lobe. The aneurysm was repaired with a Dacron graft without use of extra corporeal circulation and a typical left lower lobectomy was performed. In such cases, aneurysms should be treated primarily with endovascular stents. However, if this is not possible, a combined operation can be performed with good outcome.
A Loutsidis; I Koukis; M Argiriou; I Bellenis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cancer care     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0961-5423     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cancer Care (Engl)     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-25     Completed Date:  2007-11-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301979     Medline TA:  Eur J Cancer Care (Engl)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / complications,  surgery*
Incidental Findings
Lung Neoplasms / secondary,  surgery*

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