Surgical repair of an idiopathic pulmonary artery aneurysm

Yuichi Shiokawa, Tomoki Ushijima, Yasuhisa Oishi, Ryuji Tominaga

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We report a rare case of idiopathic pulmonary artery aneurysm (PAA) in a 56-year-old woman without any causative conditions, such as congenital heart disease, infl ammation, pulmonary artery hypertension, or systemic vasculitis. She presented with sudden back pain, and examination revealed the PAA. She electively underwent resection of the aneurysm and graft replacement. Pathology examination revealed cystic medial necrosis, which was considered the underlying pathology of the aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-122
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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