True aneurysms of the internal thoracic artery (ITA) are rare and are associated with vasculitides, connective tissue diseases, and infections. We report a case of a 3-cm immunoglobulin G4-positive ITA aneurysm that was excised by a hybrid approach involving open ligation of the ITA origin and video-assisted thoracoscopic aneurysmectomy. This novel technique was able to acquire tissue for histopathologic diagnosis through a minimally invasive means.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2018|