Inflammatory aneurysm of arcus aorta with massive hemoptysis

Omay O., Ozker E., Suzer K.

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.11, no.2, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20071207
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.