Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is a dilatation that exceeds 1.5 times the diameter of a normal adjacent coronary artery. Several studies suggest that pathogenetic mechanisms involved in this disease and in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are similar. Surgery for CAA is mandatory when the aneurysm is three to four times larger than the original vessel diameter. We reviewed our experience in the surgical treatment of this unusual disease and analyzed its association with AAA.

Coronary artery aneurysm: management and association with abdominal aortic aneurysm

Mariscalco, Giovanni;
2006

Abstract

Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is a dilatation that exceeds 1.5 times the diameter of a normal adjacent coronary artery. Several studies suggest that pathogenetic mechanisms involved in this disease and in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are similar. Surgery for CAA is mandatory when the aneurysm is three to four times larger than the original vessel diameter. We reviewed our experience in the surgical treatment of this unusual disease and analyzed its association with AAA.
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