Surgical treatment of aneurysm of the ductus arteriosus in the adult

M. Ohmi, T. Shibuya, S. Kawamoto, M. Shimizu, M. Ohuchi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-154
Number of pages6
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Feb

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