Giant Aortic Syphilitic Aneurysm of The Ascending Aorta with Erosion in the Chest Wall: Case Report

  • Ovidiu Stiru Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases “Prof. Dr. C. C. Iliescu” Bucharest, Romania
  • Roxana Carmen Geana Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases “Prof. Dr. C. C. Iliescu” Bucharest, Romania
  • Liana Valeanu Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases “Prof. Dr. C. C. Iliescu” Bucharest, Romania
  • Diana Sorostinean Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases “Prof. Dr. C. C. Iliescu” Bucharest, Romania
  • Mihai Goicea Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases “Prof. Dr. C. C. Iliescu” Bucharest, Romania
  • Mihai Stefan Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases “Prof. Dr. C. C. Iliescu” Bucharest, Romania
  • Ion Iovu Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases “Prof. Dr. C. C. Iliescu” Bucharest, Romania
  • Vlad Anton Iliescu Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases “Prof. Dr. C. C. Iliescu” Bucharest, Romania

Abstract

Since the discovery of penicillin, the incidence of tertiary syphilis dramatically has decreased. However, cases of cardiovascular complications of syphilis still are present. Ascending aortic aneurysms are some of the most devastating complications. Nonetheless, syphilitic aortitis (SA) can appear and should be suspected in patients with syphilis and aortic aneurysm. We report a case of a 57-year-old patient with a large ascending aortic aneurysm with cartilage and rib erosion. The purpose of this article is to discuss the particular surgical aspects of this unusual case.

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Published
2019-09-24
How to Cite
Stiru, O., Geana, R., Valeanu, L., Sorostinean, D., Goicea, M., Stefan, M., Iovu, I., & Iliescu, V. (2019). Giant Aortic Syphilitic Aneurysm of The Ascending Aorta with Erosion in the Chest Wall: Case Report. The Heart Surgery Forum, 22(5), E401-E404. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.2561
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