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Respiratory Insufficiency Caused by an Aneurysm with Multiple Vascular Lesions
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.
Respiratory insufficiency - Thoracic aortic aneurysm - lleofemoral atherosclerotic lesions - High-risk case