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Oesophageal obstruction due to saccular aneurysm of the distal thoracic aorta.
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PMID:  6528279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The second reported case and first successful treatment of oesophageal obstruction due to a saccular aneurysm of the distal thoracic aorta is described. The patient, a 69-year-old male, presented with severe dysphagia which was thought to be due either to achalasia or a tumour. Operation, however, revealed a large aneurysm at the level of the diaphragmatic hiatus which was compressing the oesophagus against the right crus. As the anatomy of the aneurysm was unknown and there was a significant risk of damage to the spinal arteries the oesophageal obstruction was treated by transposition of the oesophagus combined with an anti-reflux repair. This has given an excellent clinical result and the aneurysm has remained unchanged over a period of eighteen months.
C W Pattison; N J Dorricott; H R Matthews
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0036-5580     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-04-12     Completed Date:  1985-04-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0121343     Medline TA:  Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / pathology,  radiography
Aortic Aneurysm / complications*,  pathology
Barium / diagnostic use
Deglutition Disorders / etiology*
Esophageal Diseases / etiology*
Esophagus / pathology,  surgery
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