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A rare case of giant coronary artery aneurysm in the context of multiple arterial aneurysms

Authors
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Volume
3
Issue
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2012.03.023
Keywords
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Iliac Aneurysm
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract INTRODUCTION Whilst the incidence of CAA has been reported as up to 5%, giant CAA (>2cm) is rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE We present a rare case of 3cm×4cm giant coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) in the context of aorto-iliac aneurysmal disease, treated by staged open surgical repair. DISCUSSION Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and CAA share risk factors and aetiological mechanisms, therefore should be considered, particularly when CAA is diagnosed in the first instance. CONCLUSIONS Surgical intervention for diagnosed giant CAA appears to be the treatment of choice in the reported literature, with the order of intervention when AAA co-exists remaining a point for debate.

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