Cerrahpaşa Medical Journal

Axillary Artery Aneurysm: A Rare Case Report


Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Cerrahpasa Med J 2020; 44: 54-56
DOI: 10.5152/cjm.2020.19017
Read: 1817 Downloads: 589 Published: 24 March 2020

Upper extremity arterial aneurysms are uncommon lesions and the most common false aneurysms. True upper extremity aneurysms of the axillary artery are most commonly caused by atherosclerosis; blunt trauma; or arteriosclerotic, congenital, and metabolic disorders, as well as with Kawasaki’s syndrome, Buerger’s disease, Kaposi’s sarcoma, or adventitial cystic disease. The mechanism of aneurysm formation is considered as the compression of the arterial wall resulting in the contusion of the arterial media with subsequent weakness of the wall and fusiform dilatation. A 45-year-old male patient presented with a prediagnosis of axillary artery pain in the left armpit and a 6-cm aneurysmatic dilatation of the left axillary artery. Herein, we present the surgical treatment of a rare isolated giant axillary artery aneurysm.

Cite this article as: Tüzün H, Arslan C, Deşer SB, Denli Ş. Axillary Artery Aneurysm: A Rare Case Report. Cerrahpasa Med J 2020; 44(1): 54-56.

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