Management of Bilateral Axillary Aneurysms, Threatened Limb, and Diffuse Vasculopathy in a Patient With ACTA2 Mutation

Michelle Keir, Wissam Al-Jundi, Maral Ouzounian, Andrew M. Crean, Suzanne Hemeon, Sheri Horsburgh, Thomas L. Forbes, Erwin N. Oechslin

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Abstract

We describe the case of a 36-year-old man with bilateral axillary artery aneurysms and a threatened upper limb. We postulate that his aneurysms and diffuse vasculopathy resulted from a missense mutation identified in his ACTA2 gene known to be highly pathogenic. The risk factors and sequelae of axillary aneurysms are reviewed, with a focus on their surgical management and the effect of ACTA2 mutations on the cardiorespiratory system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554.e1-554.e3
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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