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Author Varma, P. K. ♦ Dharan, Baiju S. ♦ Ramachandran, P. ♦ Neelakandhan, K. S.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases ♦ Surgery & related medical specialties
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Cardiovascular Diseases ♦ Diseases
Subject Keyword Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Abstract Venous aneurysms arising from the mediastinal systemic veins are rare. There are only 27 reported cases of such aneurysms. Majority arise from the superior vena cava. We are reporting a saccular aneurysm of superior vena cava in a 58-year-old male. The chest radiogram suggested superior mediastinal mass and the computed tomogram was suggestive of aortic arch aneurysm. Aortography and venography confirmed the diagnosis as saccular aneurysm arising from the superior vena cava. A 7 cm saccular aneurysm arising from the distal half of superior vena cava was resected through median sternotomy. The surgery was done to prevent pulmonary thrombo-embolism.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 3
Page Count 329
Starting Page 3
Ending Page 331