A Case of Primary Dissecting Aneurysm of the Coronary Artery

Junichi Sadoshima, Yutaka Nakashima, Yuji Taira, Samon Koyanagi, Akira Takeshita, Kenzo Tanaka, Motoomi Nakamura

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A 37-year-old woman was admitted with an acute anterior myocardial infarction. Coronary arteriography revealed a dissecting aneurysm of the left main coronary artery. The patient died from perioperative myocardial infarction following aortocoronary bypass surgery on the 102nd hospital day. Histologic sections of the aneurysm revealed that granulation tissue had replaced the aneurysm, suggesting spontaneous healing of the dissecting aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)799-804
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Heart Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


  • Additional
  • Coronary
  • Coronary
  • Indexing
  • Primary
  • Spontaneous
  • Words:
  • aneurysm
  • artery
  • dissecting
  • healing
  • spasm


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