Giant aneurysm of circumflex coronary artery in asymptomatic patient

  • Angelo Bosio | abosio2002@yahoo.it Department of Internal Medicine, Cottolengo Hospital, Turin, Italy.
  • Ottavio Pallisco Department of Internal Medicine, Cottolengo Hospital, Turin, Italy.
  • Gabriele Monaco Department of Internal Medicine, Cottolengo Hospital, Turin, Italy.
  • Paolo Fornengo Department of Medical Science, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
  • Claudia De Feo Service of Radiology, Cottolengo Hospital, Turin, Italy.
  • Andrea Corgnier Service of Radiology, Cottolengo Hospital, Turin, Italy.
  • Guido Ferretti Service of Radiology, Cottolengo Hospital, Turin, Italy.
  • Giacomo Boccuzzi Division of Cardiology, Giovanni Bosco Hospital, Turin, Italy.
  • Giacomo Paolo Vaudano Service of Radiology, Giovanni Bosco Hospital, Turin, Italy.
  • Claudio Pascale Department of Internal Medicine, Cottolengo Hospital, Turin, Italy.

Abstract

We report a case of a 74-year-old woman who presented to the hospital for fever and uncontrolled hypertension. We found, incidentally, a giant aneurysm of the circumflex coronary artery measuring 6.4×5.5 cm. We show suggestive computed tomographic scan images, multi-slice reconstructions and a review of the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of this condition.

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Published
2016-04-05
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Keywords:
Atherosclerosis, coronary disease, aneurysm, echocardiography, CT scan.
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Bosio, A., Pallisco, O., Monaco, G., Fornengo, P., De Feo, C., Corgnier, A., Ferretti, G., Boccuzzi, G., Vaudano, G. P., & Pascale, C. (2016). Giant aneurysm of circumflex coronary artery in asymptomatic patient. Italian Journal of Medicine, 10(3), 234-237. https://doi.org/10.4081/itjm.2016.683