The Largest Reported Giant Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Presented with Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

BİÇER M., Yuksel A., KAN İ. İ.

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.35, no.5, pp.834-837, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.21470/1678-9741-2019-0151
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.834-837
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Giant ascending aortic aneurysm is a rare condition. In this paper, we present an uncommon case of giant ascending aortic aneurysm with a maximal diameter of 14 cm in a 77-year-old woman presenting with unusual symptoms. The patient underwent a successful surgery involving ascending aortic replacement, and was discharged without any complication. After discharge, she was followed regularly and no major problem was observed in her control visits. To the best of our knowledge, our case is the largest ascending aortic aneurysm reported to date in the existing literature.