Brachiocephalic Vein Aneurysm Treated with Surgery: A Case Report

  • Jin hong Wi Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, South Korea.
Keywords: Brachiocephalic veins, Aneurysm, Sternotomy

Abstract

Brachiocephalic vein aneurysm is an extremely rare condition of unknown origin. It may be asymptomatic, presenting as an incidental finding or as a result of complications it causes. We report a case of a 54-year-old man who was asymptomatic and diagnosed with an isolated saccular aneurysm of the left brachiocephalic vein using contrast-enhanced computed tomography. The patient underwent aneurysmectomy through a median sternotomy with no requirement for a vascular graft or cardiopulmonary bypass. The patient had an uneventful postoperative course and remained well two months after the surgery.

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Published
2019-09-03
How to Cite
Wi, J. hong. (2019). Brachiocephalic Vein Aneurysm Treated with Surgery: A Case Report. The Heart Surgery Forum, 22(5), E357-E359. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.2571
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