Aortic sarcoidosis complicated by a pulmonary artery aneurysm

Wataru Uchida, Yoshiyuki Tokuda, Masato Mutsuga, Akihiko Usui

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Abstract

A 76-year-old woman, who had a history of ocular sarcoidosis, was incidentally found to have a huge pulmonary artery aneurysm, along with aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve insufficiency. She underwent pulmonary artery plication along with surgeries for 3 valves. A specimen of the slightly enlarged ascending aorta revealed the involvement of sarcoidosis in the aortic wall. The systemic granulomatous inflammation process of sarcoidosis possibly affected the valvular and vascular pathology. Herein, we report a rare case of aortic sarcoidosis complicated by a pulmonary artery aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)786-788
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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