Hybrid treatment of an isolated immunoglobulin G4-related internal thoracic artery aneurysm

Kelvin Ho, Pragnesh Joshi, Daniel Wong, Anna Brusch, Joseph Hockley, Shirley Jansen

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-334
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

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