Left main coronary artery aneurysm following percutaneous transluminal angioplasty: a report of a case and review of the literature

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1992 Oct;27(2):113-6. doi: 10.1002/ccd.1810270206.


Since its introduction in 1977, the number of PTCAs and its indications have grown. Along with more frequent usage, newer complications have been reported. Aneurysm of left main coronary artery is rare. This report describes the formation of a new non-obstructing aneurysm in the left main coronary artery after PTCA of left circumflex artery. The patient has had 7 yr of follow-up with a benign clinical course.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Angina, Unstable / therapy
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / adverse effects*
  • Coronary Aneurysm / etiology*
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged