A Rare Case of Abdominal and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Complicated with Buerger's Disease

(Department of Surgery and Cardiovascular Surgery, Nemuro City Hospital, Nemuro, Japan and Department of Emergency Medicine, Asahikawa Medical College*, Asahikawa, Japan)

Satoshi Hayashi Hiroki Yoshida Hirokatsu Sugimoto
Yuka Kajiura Kazutomo Goh*
We report a rare case of a 73-year-old man with abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms complicated with Buerger's disease. He complained of abdominal pain, nausea and an abdominal pulsatile mass. Computed tomography and angiography revealed an abdominal aortic aneurysm (58mm in diameter) and a thoracic aortic aneurysm (47mm in diameter). Y graft replacement was performed for abdominal aortic aneurysm. The size of the thoracic aortic aneurysm increased from 47mm to 60mm in 3 years, and hoarseness appeared. We then performed graft replacement of the thoracic aorta. In cases of Buerger's disease, we have to consider perfusion of the extremities when we need extracorporeal circulation, and we must shorten ischemic interval.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 35: 347-350 (2006)