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Thymic haemangioma presenting with a left innominate vein aneurysm: insight into the aetiology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22859512     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thymic haemangiomas and innominate vein aneurysms are rare with only 7 and 19 previous cases, respectively, reported in the medical literature. The aetiology of an innominate vein aneurysm remains unclear and there is no previous report of tumour involvement. We present the case of a 27-year old male with concomitant mediastinal tumour and innominate vein aneurysm who underwent surgical treatment. The tumour intruded into the lower section of the innominate vein, thus causing aneurysmal dilation. Pathologically, the tumour was diagnosed as a thymic cavernous haemangioma involving the left innominate vein. This is the first case of a thymic haemangioma presenting with an innominate vein aneurysm, and suggests that tumours may be involved in the aetiology of innominate vein aneurysms.
Tadashi Akiba; Toshiaki Morikawa; Shigeki Hirayama; Takao Ohki
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-08-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-26     Completed Date:  2013-04-11     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  925-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Jikei University Kashiwa Hospital, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / etiology*,  pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Brachiocephalic Veins* / pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Dilatation, Pathologic
Hemangioma, Cavernous / complications*,  pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Phlebography / methods
Thymus Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures

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