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Surgical Treatment for Iatrogenic Intrathoracic Subclavian Artery Aneurysm

Subclavian artery aneurysms (SAAs) are not common but with possible limb and life threatening complications. The present report describes a case of a large right iatrogenic subclavian artery aneurysm presenting with back pain, successfully treated with aneurysmectomy and graft interposition through a median sternotomy.

Infectious Aortitis Complicated by Type B Intramural Hematoma

An 83-year-old woman was admission due to intermittent fever for 1 week. Her temperature was 38.5°C, and chest X-ray demonstrated tortuosity of aorta with calcification of aortic arch. Her blood cultures subsequently all grew Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Echocardiography revealed no vegetation.

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