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Successful surgical treatment of chronic traumatic thoracic aneurysm in two patients.
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PMID:  12382404     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We successfully treated two patients with chronic traumatic aneurysm of the thoracic aorta. The first, a 40-year-old man involved in an automobile accident 24 years earlier, was treated by thoracic aorta graft replacement via left thoracotomy under femoro-femoral partial bypass. The second, a 57-year-old man with a 3-month history of hoarseness who had suffered blunt chest trauma 17 years earlier, was treated similarly. Both had a calcified pseudoaneurysm at the isthmus of the descending aorta, but neither had atherosclerosis other than at the aneurysm site. They have done well after surgery. We believe chronic traumatic thoracic aneurysm at the aortic isthmus should be treated surgically soon after diagnosis because elective surgery presents low risk of morbidity and mortality.
Yuichiro Kaminishi; Tsutomu Saito; Morito Kato; Osamu Kamisawa; Yoshio Misawa; Katsuo Fuse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1344-4964     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-17     Completed Date:  2003-01-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884261     Medline TA:  Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Jichi Medical School, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Minami-Kawachi, Tochigi 329-0498, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Chronic Disease
Middle Aged
Thoracic Injuries / complications*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*

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