Idiopathic pulmonary trunk aneurysm

Mayuko Uehara, Yosuke Kuroda, Syunsuke Ohori, Toru Mawatari, Kiyofumi Morishita

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Pulmonary trunk aneurysm is generally associated with congenital cardiac defects, pulmonary hypertension, or infection. Idiopathic pulmonary trunk aneurysm without any associated diseases is a rare lesion and has seldom been reported. Here, we report a case of a 68-year-old woman with idiopathic pulmonary trunk aneurysm. The maximum diameter of the aneurysm was 53 mm while she was 142 cm in height. We successfully performed aneurysmorrhaphy and her postoperative course was uneventful. Aneurysmorrhaphy was an effective technique for idiopathic pulmonary trunk aneurysm without pulmonary hypertention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)568-571
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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