CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep 2022; 11(01): e54-e57
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1750426
Case Report: Cardiac

Idiopathic Aneurysm of the Aortic Arch in an Infant

Tomislav Cvitkovic
1   Department of Cardiothoracic, Thransplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
,
Elena Petena
1   Department of Cardiothoracic, Thransplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
,
Samir Sarikouch
1   Department of Cardiothoracic, Thransplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
,
Lavinia Neubert
2   Institution of Pathology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
,
Philipp Beerbaum
3   Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Intensive Care, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
,
Alexander Horke
1   Department of Cardiothoracic, Thransplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
,
1   Department of Cardiothoracic, Thransplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

Congenital aortic aneurysms are rare disorders, usually associated with genetic aortic syndromes. Here, we describe the case of an idiopathic aortic arch aneurysm which had been diagnosed prenatally by fetal echocardiography. The diagnosis was confirmed after birth in the neonatal period and successful surgical resection of the aneurysm was performed at the age of 3 months. The idiopathic etiology of the aneurysm, its localization, and the early surgical resection render this case very unusual.



Publication History

Received: 22 February 2022

Accepted: 22 March 2022

Article published online:
19 September 2022

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