A Case of Multiple Aneurysms in Northeast Thailand Embalmed Cadaver

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Kowit Chaisiwamongkol
Yanyong Toomsan
Panya Tuamsuk
Porntip Boonruangsri
Somsuda Teepsawang

Abstract

Background  : Aneurysms left in the cadaver has been difficult to find in our experiences, during 34 years from the establishment of Khon Kaen University Medical School. We witnessed the first case of multiple aneurysms in 2007 in the male cadaver out of 843 of both gender specimens. We always have diagnosed and treated the patients now and then in our teaching hospital, Srinagarind.

Purpose

1)     To record the basic data for clinical management of aneurysm.

2)     To stimulate the interests of the medical students to make them pay more attention to gross anatomy as it is the basis for tackling the aneurysm problem early in the medical career.

Materials & Methods : We redissected 843 cadavers after the standard procedure. They were 371 females aged between 21-92 years and 472 males between 38-88 years old at the time of death. The work was accomplished in the KKU Dept. Anat. dissecting room and from 1973-2007.

Result : We found 3 aneurysms in one male cadaver aged 65 years, They were, 1) right popliteal aneurysm, 2) right internal iliac aneurysm, and 3) left common iliac aneurysm

Conclusion : The gross lesion of aneurysm seen in the dissecting room is very exciting for the medical students and the anatomists which leads to the stimulation of the students’ interests. This leads further to the thoughts for the application in the patients. This also enhances the teaching and learning process. The other morbid anatomy in the cadaver will surely serve the same objective. The etiology was discussed.

Key words: aneurysm, Northeast Thailand, etiology

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