Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Circ J. 2005 Apr;69(4):503-6.

Ruptured aneurysm of the subclavian artery in a patient with von Recklinghausen's disease.

Author information

  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Mito Saiseikai General Hospital, Mito, Japan.


A vascular manifestation of von Recklinghausen's disease is rare, but may be fatal if it is disrupted. A 39-year-old male with von Recklinghausen's disease presented with a large and tender bruise extending from his left neck to his left shoulder and arm. Computerized axial tomography revealed a ruptured aneurysm of the left subclavian artery. The patient underwent emergency surgery to exclude the aneurysm, and cross-over bypass grafting of both subclavian arteries was performed. We present a brief review of vascular maintestation of von Recklinghausen's disease, as well as a discussion regarding the strategy for treating this rare presentation.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for J-STAGE, Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk