Saccular aneurysm formation of the descending aorta associated with aortic coarctation in an infant Formação de aneurismas saculares da aorta descendente associados com coarctação aórtica em criança

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Ozyuksel A., CANTÜRK E., DİNDAR A., Akcevin A.

Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, vol.29, no.4, pp.642-644, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5935/1678-9741.20140041
  • Journal Name: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.642-644
  • Keywords: Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic, Aortic Coarctation, Infant
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Aneurysm of the descending aorta associated with CoA is an extremely rare congenital abnormality. In this report, we present a 16 months old female patient in whom cardiac catheterization had been performed which had revealed a segment of coarctation and saccular aneurysm in the descending aorta. The patient was operated and a 3x2 centimeters aneurysm which embraces the coarcted segment in descending aorta was resected. In summary, we present a case of saccular aortic aneurysm distal to aortic coarctation in an infant without any history of intervention or vascular inflammatory disease. Our case report seems to be the youngest patient in literature with this pathology.