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Ruptured right coronary artery aneurysm presenting as a myocardial mass.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11899216     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rupture of a coronary artery aneurysm may result in a contained hematoma and an intramyocardial mass. We present a case of a contained coronary artery aneurysm rupture presenting as a mass in the right ventricle. The mass was suspected in a preoperative transthoracic echocardiogram and identified at the time of elective coronary artery bypass surgery. We discuss the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic features, and management of this uncommon clinical presentation.
Luis D Berrizbeitia; Louis E Samuels
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-18     Completed Date:  2002-03-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  971-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hahnemann University Hospital, MCP-Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Ruptured / diagnosis*
Coronary Aneurysm / diagnosis*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Diseases / diagnosis*
Heart Ventricles
Middle Aged
Thrombosis / diagnosis*

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