A case of aortitis syndrome with anastomoses from left coronary artery to bronchial artery

H. Kaguraoka, T. Itaoka, H. Itou, K. Ono, M. Yokonyama, S. Nitta

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Abstract

We reported a case of aortitis syndrome with about 10-year course from onset. The patient was a 44-year old female suffering from a cardiac failure. The angiogram revealed presence of aortic regurgitation, The angiogram revealed presence of aortic regurgitation, pulmonary vascular lesions, anastomosis from left coronary artery to bronchial artery and hypervascularity of bronchial artery. We considered the anastomosis from left coronary artery to bronchial artery as a collateral blood flow for the ischemic lesions of the lung. We abandoned aortic valve replacement because of the severe pulmonary vascular lesions and of the pulmonary dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-572
Number of pages4
JournalRespiration and Circulation
Volume37
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 05-1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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