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Resection of an Azygos Vein Aneurysm That Formed a Thrombus During a 6-Year Follow-Up Period.
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PMID:  22579898     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report a resection of an azygos vein aneurysm that formed a thrombus during a 6-year follow-up period. An azygos vein aneurysm is commonly detected as an asymptomatic mediastinal mass. A thrombus could suddenly form without enlarging the aneurysm. Therefore we suggest that even asymptomatic azygos vein aneurysms causing blood stagnation should be resected before they can form a thrombus and cause a pulmonary embolism.
Chitaru Kurihara; Moriyuki Kiyoshima; Yuuji Asato; Hisashi Suzuki; Yumiko Kitahara; Motohiro Satou; Ryuta Amamiya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ibaraki Prefectural Central Hospital, Ibaraki, Japan.
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