Thorac cardiovasc Surg 1999; 47(6): 393-394
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1013182
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Respiratory Insufficiency Caused by an Aneurysm with Multiple Vascular Lesions

H. Moro, Y. Takahashi, J.-I. Hayashi, H. Ohzeki, T. Nakayama, T. Aoki, N. Yagi
  • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Niigata University School of Medicine, Niigata, Japan
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Publication Date:
19 March 2008 (online)


A 71-year-old woman, who presented tracheobronchial obstruction caused by a thoracic aortic aneurysm, was admitted to our institution. Although she had multiple cerebral infarctions, old myocardial infarction, bilateral iliofemoral atherosclerotic lesions with abdominal aortic aneurysm, and superior vena cava syndrome, aneurysmectomy was undertaken in order to rescue her from respiratory insufficiency. The operation successfully relieved her of exertional dyspnea and dysphagia.