The Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery Volume 71, Issue 13 (December 2018)

Idiopathic Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm Kentoku Fukuoka 1 , Kei Aizawa 1 , Akira Sugaya 1 , Masaaki Kawada 1 , Koji Kawahito 1 1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Jichi Medical University Keyword: pulmonary artery aneurysm , idiopathic , graft replacement pp.1088-1091
Published Date 2018/12/1
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Pulmonary artery aneurysm (PAA) is usually associated with congenital heart disease, pulmonary artery hypertension, and connective tissue abnormalities, but idiopathic PAA is a rare clinical entity. We experienced a surgical case of idiopathic PAA measuring 60 mm in diameter. A 72-year-old man had been admitted to a nearby hospital 5 years before because of an abnormal shadow on chest X-ray, and was diagnosed with an idiopathic PAA measuring 37 mm in diameter. The PAA gradually expanded during follow-up and surgery was scheduled. Aneurysmal resection and reconstruction with a 24 mm expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft were performed. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged on the 11th postoperative day.

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