Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2006; 54(5): 358-359
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-923807
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Revascularisation of a Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm in Suspected Incomplete Kawasaki-Disease

G. Reinerth1 , D. Konradi2 , H.-J. Rupprecht2 , T. Münzel3 , C. F. Vahl1
  • 1Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
  • 2Department of Cardiology, GPR Klinikum Ruesselsheim, Ruesselsheim, Germany
  • 3Department of Cardiology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
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Publication History

Received October 19, 2005

Publication Date:
10 August 2006 (online)

Abstract

Kawasaki disease leads to typical vascular complications in up to 20 % of untreated cases. We describe a 47-year-old patient with coronary vessel disease, involving the right coronary artery with a huge aneurysmatic dilatation, suspicious for an incomplete form of Kawasaki disease. We found little information about the surgical treatment and postoperative course of this disease in adults. Typically, these infrequent patients present with acute myocardial infarction and require interdisciplinary decision-making.

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