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Author Bodhey, N. ♦ Gupta, A. K. ♦ Neelakandhan, K. S. ♦ Unnikrishnan, M.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases ♦ Surgery & related medical specialties
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Respiratory Tract Diseases ♦ Cardiovascular Diseases ♦ Diseases ♦ Surgical Procedures, Operative ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Abstract Six patients with luetic aneurysm of the ascending aorta eroding the sternum are presented. The erosion was an early and principal presentation and the site of erosion and location and morphology of aneurysm were identical in all six patients. The erosion mainly affected the right half of the manubrium and medial end of right clavicle. The aneurysms arose from the junction of the ascending and transverse arches of the thoracic aorta and had narrow opening close to the origin of the innominate artery. The identical presentation, aetiology, angiographic location and morphology, corroborated further at surgery, suggests that syphilitic aneurysms in this location have a strong tendency to cause early sternal erosion. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 28
Issue Number 3
Page Count 3
Starting Page 499
Ending Page 501