Case Report

Spontaneous rupture of a giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm after acute Myocardial Infarction

Oğuzhan Çelik, Mucahit Yetim, Tolga Doğan, Lütfü Bekar, Macit Kalçık* and Yusuf Karavelioğlu

Published: 21 June, 2017 | Volume 2 - Issue 1 | Pages: 026-028

Coronary artery aneurysm is commonly defined as a localized dilatation exceeding the diameter of adjacent normal coronary segments by 50% [1]. Coronary artery aneurysms may be fusiform, involving the full circumference of the coronary artery, or saccular, involving only a portion of the circumference [2]. Causes of coronary artery aneurysms include atherosclerosis (accounting for 50% of cases), Kawasaki disease, polyarteritis nodosa, infection, trauma, coronary dissection, percutaneous coronary angioplasty, and congenital malformations [3]. The abnormal blood flow within the coronary artery aneurysm may lead to thrombus formation, embolization, rupture, myocardial ischemia or myocardial infarction [4]. Here we present a case of a giant fusiform coronary artery aneurysm who passed away due to coronary rupture after acute myocardial infarction.

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Coronary artery; Aneurysm; Thrombus; Pericardial effusion; Thrombolysis


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