Multisaccular aneurysm developing in association with abdominal aortic coarctation: report of a surgical case.

Sugato Nawa, Eiji Ikeda, Masatoshi Kubo, Shuji Ichihara, Tomohiro Nogami, Tadayoshi Kunitomo, Minoru Naito

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Abstract

This paper reports a rare case of a 65-year-old woman diagnosed with a multisaccular, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), 35 mm in diameter, which was revealed developing just distal to an abdominal aortic coarctation (AAC), with a 20 mmHg pressure gradient. The patient underwent corrective surgery for both lesions, with success. Intraoperatively, the aneurysm wall was found to be so thin and transparent that the inner blood turbulence could be seen, and it appeared highly susceptible to rupture. When a saccular, thin-walled AAA develops in association with AAC, early surgical intervention is mandatory regardless of the size of the aneurysm. (Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2003; 9: 326-9)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-329
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia
Volume9
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

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