Excising a giant: Report of a 7-cm coronary artery aneurysm

John F. Lazar, Margaret Compton, Faqian Li, Peter Knight

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Giant coronary artery aneurysms are variously defined as more than 20 to 50 mm in size. They are rare, with a prevalence of 0.02% in a large surgical population. We present the case of a 68-year-old woman who reported an increased awareness of her chest. Multiple imaging techniques revealed a 7-cm coronary aneurysm. The aneurysm arose from a septal branch of the left anterior descending coronary artery and drained into the main pulmonary artery. Surgical excision with revascularization was successful. We recommend definitive surgical intervention as a good long-term treatment for giant coronary artery aneurysms, after preoperative imaging has yielded the safest course of resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-175
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 28 2013


  • Coronary aneurysm/diagnosis/etiology/physiopathology/surgery
  • Coronary vessels/surgery
  • Treatment outcome


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