Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol43,No3

A Case of Giant Coronary Aneurysm of the Septal Branch

Naoki KanemitsuKazuo YamanakaTakeshi Nishina
Keiichi HiroseAkihiro MizunoDaisuke Nakatsuka
Yuki HoriDaisuke Yasumizu and Masashi Yada

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tenri Hospital, Tenri, Japan)

We report a case of septal branch aneurysm. A 61-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of heart murmur. Septal branch aneurysm(25×15mm)was diagnosed by echocardiography and coronary angiography, and followed up annually with multi-detector row computed tomography(MDCT). Nine years later, another aneurysm proximal to the known aneurysm, which protruded above the epicardium, has rapidly dilated from 5 to 11mm. We therefore performed closure of the orifice of the septal branch concomitant with bypass grafting;left internal mammary artery to distal LAD. After the procedure, the aneurysm in the septum had completely collapsed. Her postoperative course was uneventful.

 

Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 43:154-157(2014)

Keywords:septal branch;coronary aneurysm;surgery


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