Resection of an azygos vein aneurysm that formed a thrombus during a 6-year follow-up period

Chitaru Kurihara*, Moriyuki Kiyoshima, Yuji Asato, Hisashi Suzuki, Miyuki Kitahara, Motohiro Satou, Ryuta Amemiya

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Abstract

We report a resection of an azygos vein aneurysm that formed a thrombus during a 6-year follow-up period. An azygos vein aneurysm is commonly detected as an asymptomatic mediastinal mass. A thrombus could suddenly form without enlarging the aneurysm. Therefore we suggest that even asymptomatic azygos vein aneurysms causing blood stagnation should be resected before they can form a thrombus and cause a pulmonary embolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1008-1010
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume94
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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