Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011; 59(7): 439-441
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1270898
Case Reports
Cardiovascular
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Multiple Giant Coronary Aneurysms – Exclusion by Vein Graft Interposition

V. Voth1 [*] , E. Usta2 [*] , W. Schneider3 , G. Ziemer3
  • 1Sana Cardiac Surgical Clinic, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2Department of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Robert Bosch Hospital, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 3Children's University Hospital, Div. Congenital & Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
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Publication History

received December 19, 2010 resubmitted January 4, 2011

accepted January 6, 2011

Publication Date:
28 March 2011 (online)

Abstract

Coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) in adults are rare. However, the natural history of CAA is unknown since in adults it is predominantly atherosclerotic in origin. The clinical presentation, prognosis and management of giant CAA are not well defined due to limited experience and the low incidence of CAA. We present a case of successful exclusion of multiple giant CAA with an interposed reversed saphenous vein graft.

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1 Both authors contributed equally to this work.

Dr. Engin Usta

Department of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery
Robert Bosch Hospital

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