Thrombosed right coronary artery aneurysm presenting as a myocardial mass.

@article{Gottesfeld2004ThrombosedRC,
  title={Thrombosed right coronary artery aneurysm presenting as a myocardial mass.},
  author={Scott Gottesfeld and A. N. Makaryus and Balveen Singh and Barry M Kaplan and Bibiana D Stephen and Bart Steinberg and LuAnn Graver and Stacey E. Rosen},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 12},
  pages={1319-22}
}
A coronary artery aneurysm is defined as coronary dilatation that exceeds the diameter of normal adjacent artery segments, or is 1.5 times the diameter of the largest coronary artery. Coronary artery aneurysms are rare with an incidence of between 1.5% to 5%. The aneurysm is caused by destruction of the vessel media, thinning of the arterial wall, increased wall stress, and progressive dilatation of a segment of the coronary artery. The most common cause is atherosclerotic coronary artery… CONTINUE READING