Multiple coronary artery aneurysms combined with abdominal aortic aneurysm

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Peker O., Ozisik K., Islamoglu F., Posacioglu H., Demircan M.

JAPANESE HEART JOURNAL, vol.42, no.1, pp.135-141, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1536/jhj.42.135
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.135-141
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is defined as coronary dilatation which exceeds the diameter of a normal adjacent segment or the diameter of the patients's largest coronary vessel by as much as 1.5 times. It is an uncommon pathology with a frequency of 1-4% in routine autopsies or coronary angiographies. Atherosclerosis plays an important role in the development of CAA, and it may he a predominant cause in the majority of patients. However, the timing of surgical intervention and the treatment options for CAA are still controversial. In this report, we present a patient who had multiple CAAs of all main coronary arteries and abdominal aortic aneurysm. Different treatment modalities and indications are also discussed.