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Innominate venous aneurysm presenting as a rapidly expanding mediastinal mass.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17643650     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thoracic venous aneurysms are extremely rare conditions. Only 14 innominate venous aneurysms have been reported in the literature. We report a case of a 13-year-old girl who presented with a mediastinal mass on chest roentgenogram, which was performed because the patient was postoperatively tachypneic after a routine appendectomy. Further investigations revealed a large left innominate venous aneurysm that was growing rapidly. The patient underwent aneurysmectomy and reconstruction of the innominate vein. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful, and her respiratory symptoms resolved.
Riad B M Hosein; Katherine Butler; Paul Miller; Timothy Jones; William J Brawn; David J Barron
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-23     Completed Date:  2007-08-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  640-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Diana Princess of Wales Children's Hospital, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  surgery*
Brachiocephalic Veins*
Diagnosis, Differential
Mediastinal Diseases / etiology*
Pericardium / surgery
Transplantation, Heterologous
Treatment Outcome

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