Giant Ductal Aneurysm in an Asymptomatic 4-Year-Old Girl

Ritu Sachdeva, Clinton Smith, Bruce S. Greenberg, Robert D.B. Jaquiss

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Ductal aneurysm is a rare but potentially fatal condition. We report the case of an asymptomatic 4-year-old girl who was noted to have a murmur and with further evaluation by echocardiography and computed tomographic angiography was diagnosed with a giant ductal aneurysm. The aneurysm occupied a large space in the mediastinum, compressed the pulmonary arteries, and was in close proximity to the sternum. At surgery, the aneurysm was successfully resected after careful separation from adjacent structures. Because the anterolateral wall of the ascending aorta was noted to be extraordinarily thinned-out, it was replaced with a patch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)946-948
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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