Ductal aneurysm of adult patients.


A ductal aneurysm is very rarely diagnosed in adults. We experienced 2 cases of adult ductal aneurysm. Both cases developed hoarseness and computed tomographic scanning demonstrated a typical 'triple star sign' at the aortopulmonary window level. They underwent surgical repair with successful results. During the same period, we experienced 38 operations for true thoracic aneurysm. The ductus origin was found in 5.2% of these patients. The ductal aneurysm may no longer be considered a 'rare' vascular disease with more careful diagnostic procedure.

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@article{Komai2000DuctalAO, title={Ductal aneurysm of adult patients.}, author={Hiroyoshi Komai and Yuji Naito and Kenji Fujiwara}, journal={The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi}, year={2000}, volume={48 2}, pages={139-41} }