Saccular aneurysm formation of the descending aorta associated with aortic coarctation in an infant

Ozyuksel A., Canturk E., Dindar A. , Akcevin A.

REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE CIRURGIA CARDIOVASCULAR, cilt.29, ss.642-644, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5935/1678-9741.20140041
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.642-644


Aneurysm of the descending aorta associated with CoA is an extremely rare congenital abnormality. In this report, we present a 16 months old female patient in whom cardiac catheterization had been performed which had revealed a segment of coarctation and saccular aneurysm in the descending aorta. The patient was operated and a 3x2 centimeters aneurysm which embraces the coarcted segment in descending aorta was resected. In summary, we present a case of saccular aortic aneurysm distal to aortic coarctation in an infant without any history of intervention or vascular inflammatory disease. Our case report seems to be the youngest patient in literature with this pathology.