ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A right coronary artery aneurysm with atherosclerotic disease: a case report
Mustafa Kemal Demirağ1, Hasan Tahsin Keçeligil1, Semih Murat Yücel1, Muzaffer Elmalı2
1Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Samsun
2Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Samsun
Various aneurysmal transformations can be observed in the coronary arterial system. Such transformations are caused either by acquired or hereditary factors. Coronary arterial aneurysms are rare and are usually discovered during the cardiac catheterization procedures carried out for other reasons. Although the isolated coronary arterial aneurysm is usually asymptomatic, in rare cases it can manifest itself through acute or chronic symptoms which are different from the symptoms of the accompanying cardiac diseases. Such rare cases are related with the aneurysm’s complications. We have successfully carried out a simultaneous “coronary bypass together with aneurysm ligation” operation on a patient with coronary heart disease and an aneurysm within the right coronary artery.
Keywords : Atherosclerosis; coronary artery aneurysm; ligation; trauma
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