Display Settings:


Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Kyobu Geka. 2011 Sep;64(10):933-5.

[Surgical treatment in an adult with coronary artery aneurysm at proximal site of left anterior descending artery; report of a case].

[Article in Japanese]

Author information

  • 1Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nagahama City Hospital, Nagahama, Japan.


A 52-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with complaint of chest pain and abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) findings showing ST depression in V2-V6. Coronary computed tomography (CT) and coronary arteriography (CAG) showed coronary artery aneurysm at #5 [left main trunk (LMT)] 20 mm, #11 [circumflex artery (Cx)] 8.3 mm, RV branch 4 mm, and severe stenosis at #5 and #11. Therefore, his chest pain was due to thromboembolism from coronary artery aneurysm. In the present case, Kawasaki disease was not diagnosed in childhood. Coronary artery aneurysms were rare in the elderly and were usually found in association with Kawasaki disease. Morphological evaluation findings strongly suggested that the coronary artery aneurysm were related to Kawasaki disease. Resection of coronary artery aneurysm and coronary artery bypass grafting [left internal thoracic artery (LITA) to #8 and saphenous vein graft (SVG): aorta (Ao) to #14] were successfully performed. We report a case of coronary artery aneurysms presumed to be due to childhood Kawasaki disease in an elderly man.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Sunmedia PierOnline
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk