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A case of congenital ductus arteriosus aneurysm

Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2006;49(12):1363-1366.
Published online December 15, 2006.
A case of congenital ductus arteriosus aneurysm
Sheng Wen Wang, Ji Eun Kim, Young Seok Lee, Young Ah Lee
Department of Pediatrics, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
A case of congenital ductus arteriosus aneurysm
왕승문, 김지은, 이영석, 이영아
동아대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Correspondence: 
Young Ah Lee, Email: yalee@dau.ac.kr
Abstract
Aneurysmal dilatation of the ductus arteriosis has been considered a rare but potentially fatal abnormality. The mechanism of ductal aneurysmal formation remains uncertain. Plain chest radiography has proven helpful in the diagnosis of ductus arteriosus aneurysm (DAA), before the application of transthoracic echocardiography. The transthoracic echocardiography is an important tool for the diagnosis and follow-up of DAA. We present a case of congenital ductus arteriosus aneurysm in a newborn, that was an incidental discovery. The diagnosis was made by echocardiography, three-dimensional surface rendering computed tomography (CT), and spontaneous regression after four weeks of follow-up.
Key Words: Patent ductus arteriosus , Aneurysm


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