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Coronary Angiodysplasia of Epicardial and Intramural Vessels*

Andrea Frustaci, MD, FCCP; Cristina Chimenti, MD; Maurizio Pieroni, MD; Luigi Natale, MD; Nicola Luciani, MD; Francesco Alessandrini, MD
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Affiliations: *From the Departments of Cardiology (Drs. Frustaci, Chimenti, and Pieroni), Radiology (Dr. Natale), and Cardiac Surgery (Drs. Luciani and Alessandrini), Catholic University, Rome, Italy. ,  *From the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.

Correspondence to: Robert Schilz, DO, PhD, FCCP, Department of Pulmonary Medicine A-90, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195



Chest. 2000;118(5):1511-1513. doi:10.1378/chest.118.5.1511
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A case of coronary angiodysplasia combining large aneurysms of epicardial arteries with diffuse malformation of intramural vessels is reported. Clinical presentation may mimic a vascularized cardiac tumor. Although leaking of the aneurysms in the pericardial space may occur, this entity seems to have a benign prognosis not requiring surgical repair.

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