Inflammatory Aneurysm of Arcus Aorta with Massive Hemoptysis

Authors

  • Oguz Omay
  • Emre Ozker
  • Kaya Suzer

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20071207

Abstract

A 72-year-old woman was admitted to the intensive care unit with a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. An aneurysm in the aortic arch was detected in the radiologic investigations. The aortic arch was replaced with a Dacron graft with the patient under total circulatory arrest. A pathology evaluation revealed an inflammatory aneurysm. To date, a few cases of inflammatory aneurysms of the aortic arch have been reported. Unlike the previously reported cases, the aneurysm in our case unexpectedly presented with massive hemoptysis.

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Published

2008-04-22

How to Cite

Omay, O., Ozker, E., & Suzer, K. (2008). Inflammatory Aneurysm of Arcus Aorta with Massive Hemoptysis. The Heart Surgery Forum, 11(2), E105-E107. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20071207

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