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Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm presenting as left sided hemorrhagic pleural effusion.
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PMID:  17694792     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aneurysm of descending thoracic aorta, in majority of cases is diagnosed either by chance in routine chest imaging for some other reasons or rarely due to it's symptomatic presentation like chest pain and other mediastinal compression symptoms. In this case report we present a case of 69 year old smoker who presented with cough, hemoptysis and left sided massive painless hemorrhagic pleural effusion. Further investigation revealed a large aneurysm of descending thoracic aorta which infiltrated the left lung. We suggest descending thoracic aneurysm be included in the differential diagnosis of this sort of clinical presentation which otherwise imperative with the clinical scenario of bronchogenic carcinoma.
P Sengupta; B Mitra; Kanchan Saha; S Maitra; J Pal; N Sarkar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0004-5772     ISO Abbreviation:  J Assoc Physicians India     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-14     Completed Date:  2007-09-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505585     Medline TA:  J Assoc Physicians India     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Fatal Outcome
Hemoptysis / diagnosis
Hemothorax / diagnosis*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pleural Effusion / diagnosis*
Radiography, Thoracic
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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