Aneurysm of the ductus arteriosus is rare, however, reports on this lesion have increased recently with the progress of thoracic aortic surgery in Japan. We report 3 male cases aged 58, 59, 73 years. Aneurysms and total aortic arch were replaced by artificial graft through median sternotomy using selective cerebral perfusion in 2 cases. Through left posterolateral thoracotomy using deep hypothermia with circulatory arrest, proximal descending thoracic aorta including the aneurysm was replaced in 1 case. Their postoperative courses were uneventful. Surgery for this lesion is safe and various surgical approaches and circulatory supporting methods can be selected depending on the size of aneurysm and associated lesions.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Feb|
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