Ultraschall in Med 2019; 40(01): 85-86
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-124367
Case Report
© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Thrombus Formation and Arterial Dissection of the Wall of the Left Pulmonary Artery Caused by an Aneurysm of the Ductus Arteriosus

Thrombusbildungen und arterielle Dissektion der Wand der linken Pulmonalarterie durch ein Aneurysma des Ductus arteriosus
Karl Heinz Deeg
1  Pediatric Clinic of the Social Foundation of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany
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André Rüffer
2  University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Erlangen, Germany
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Publication History

02 July 2017

26 November 2017

Publication Date:
31 October 2018 (eFirst)

Introduction

Ductus arteriosus aneurysms (DAAs) occur more often than suspected with a frequency of 0.8 to 8.8 % of all newborns (Walker JC et al. Circulation 2015; 131: 1713 – 1714; Dyamenahalli U et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2000; 36: 262 – 269; Sheridan RM et al. Pediatr Dev Pathol 2012; 15: 79 – 85; Ithuralde M et al. Am J Dis Child 1971; 122: 165 – 169; Hornung TS et al. Pediatr Cardiol 1999; 20: 158 – 160; Rauch R et al. Ultraschall in Med 2008; 29: 233 – 234). They normally regress within a few weeks (Walker JC et al. Circulation 2015; 131: 1713 – 1714; Dyamenahalli U et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2000; 36: 262 – 269.). In rare instances DAA may be associated with complications such as rupture, thromboembolism and compression of adjacent thoracic structures. In these cases surgical intervention may be necessary (Dyamenahalli U et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2000; 36: 262 – 269; Ithuralde M et al. Am J Dis Child 1971; 122: 165 – 169; Hornung TS et al. Pediatr Cardiol 1999; 20: 158 – 160).