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Intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm due to stab wound.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16102639     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm is extremely rare, and only six cases have been reported in the English literature. We describe a case of intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm due to a stab wound, review the literature, and discuss therapeutic modalities. Intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm is at risk for early rupture, and diagnosis before rupture is mandatory. Although embolization is considered to be a feasible therapeutic method, we would emphasize the significance of the anatomic features of the intercostal arteries: multiple blood supplies into the pseudoaneurysm, such as the anterior and posterior intercostal arteries, and musculophrenic artery.
Seishiro Sekino; Hisato Takagi; Hajime Kubota; Takayoshi Kato; Yukihiro Matsuno; Takuya Umemoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-16     Completed Date:  2005-09-07     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  352-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shizuoka Medical Center, Sunto-gun, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / etiology*,  radiography
Pleural Effusion / etiology
Thoracic Injuries / etiology*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Wounds, Stab / complications*

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