Impersonation of a ruptured thoracic aneurysm by a transdiaphragmatic pancreatic cyst

Evgenij V. Potapov, Matthias Bauer, Friedrich D Knollmann, Henning Weidemann, Peter Neuhaus, Roland Hetzer

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Abstract

Pancreatic cysts can, in rare cases, expand into the posterior mediastinum and may require surgical resection. We present the case of a patient with a thoracic aneurysm, in whom the mediastinal involvement, of a chronic pancreatic cyst masqueraded as a ruptured aneurysm. Surgery was undertaken: first, the initial resection and drainage of the thoracic portion of the pseudocyst, and second, a thorough cleansing of the entire cyst through median laparotomy 15 days later. (C) 2000 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1571-1573
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume69
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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