August 1971

Dissecting Aneurysm of the Ductus Arteriosus in the Newborn Infant

Author Affiliations

New Haven, Conn
From the departments of pediatrics (Drs. Ithuralde and Halloran), radiology (Dr. Fishbone), and pathology (Drs. Brill and Downing), Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn. Dr. Ithuralde is a postdoctoral fellow in pediatrics, Connecticut Heart Association.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;122(2):165-169. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02110020099016

Dissecting aneurysm of the ductus arteriosus with thromboembolism in the descending aorta and distal arteries, while rare, is a potentially fatal combination occurring mainly in the newborn period. The aneurysm and distal thromboses of a 6-day-old infant were demonstrated angiographically for the first time antemortem and correlated with the postmortem findings. The pathogenesis of the lesion and the possibility of antemortem recognition are dis