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Chronic post-traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the brachiocephalic artery with tracheal obstruction resulting in repeated pneumonia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16928551     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Posttraumatic pseudoaneurysms of the brachiocephalic artery are relatively rare. We report the case of a 64-year-old man who presented with a large posttraumatic brachiocephalic aneurysm and recurrent pneumonia. Further examination revealed tracheal obstruction by the aneurysm. The patient underwent aneurysmectomy and ascending aorta-right subclavian artery bypass with retrograde cerebral perfusion under circulatory arrest. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful and his respiratory symptoms resolved. The interesting feature of this case is the presenting symptom of recurrent pneumonia, which is an uncommon complication of this type of aneurysm.
Hiroaki Sakamoto; Takashi Hattori; Yasunori Watanabe; Yuzuru Sakakibara
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  82     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-24     Completed Date:  2006-09-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1101-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hitachi General Hospital, Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Anastomosis, Surgical
Aneurysm, False / complications*,  radiography,  surgery
Aorta / surgery
Brachiocephalic Trunk / injuries*,  pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Calcinosis / etiology,  surgery
Carotid Artery, Common / radiography
Carotid Stenosis / complications,  radiography
Middle Aged
Pneumonia / etiology*
Subclavian Artery / surgery
Thrombosis / surgery
Time Factors
Tracheal Stenosis / etiology*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*

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