ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Rupture of isolated inferior thyroid artery aneurysm leading to life-threatening hemothorax
Gökhan Lafçı1, Sinan Sabit Kocabeyoğlu1, Adnan Yalçınkaya1, Ersin Kadiroğulları1, Aysel Türkvatan2, Mehmet Ali Özatik1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.5386
The true aneurysms of thyrocervical trunk are rarely seen. Some of these aneurysms are asymptomatic, while others may present with dyspnea, hoarseness and dysphagia. In this report, we present a spontaneous rupture of isolated inferior thyroid artery aneurysm leading to lifethreatening hemothorax and successfully treated with surgical approach.
Keywords : Hemothorax; inferior thyroid artery aneurysm; thyrocervical trunk
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