Inflammatory aneurysm of arcus aorta with massive hemoptysis

Omay O., Ozker E., Suzer K.

HEART SURGERY FORUM, cilt.11, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1532/hsf98.20071207


A 72-year-old woman was admitted to the intensive care unit with a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. An aneurysm in the aortic arch was detected in the radiologic investigations. The aortic arch was replaced with a Dacron graft with the patient under total circulatory arrest. A pathology evaluation revealed an inflammatory aneurysm. To date, a few cases of inflammatory aneurysms of the aortic arch have been reported. Unlike the previously reported cases, the aneurysm in our case unexpectedly presented with massive hemoptysis.