Successful treatment of giant ascending aortic aneurysm with takayasu arteritis

Yasunori Iida, Susumu Fujii, Shigeharu Sawa, Hideyuki Shimizu

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A 50-year-old man who suffered from dyspnea on effort with hearing loss was referred to our hospital. Computed tomography angiography revealed a giant 90-mm diameter ascending aortic aneurysm with severe calcification and neck vessel occlusion. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed moderate-to-severe aortic re-gurgitation. His condition was diagnosed as Takayasu arteritis and he underwent aortic valve reimplantation with total arch replacement. Postoperative computed tomography angiography showed complete aneurysm re-section and the patient was discharged without any complications and his hearing loss improved. He is currently being followed up as an outpatient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-399
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Heart Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Aortic regurgitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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