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Mycotic pseudoaneurysm of the aortic arch: an unusual complication of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11331156     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is usually a condition of the immunocompromised patients. The organism has a tendency to invade pulmonary blood vessels. Extension of a pulmonary parenchymal lesion to involve the mediastinal great vessels is very rare. This is the first case where the extension of IPA to the aortic arch and the formation of a pseudoaneurysm were demonstrated on serial CT scans.
K Koral; T R Hall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical imaging     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0899-7071     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Imaging     Publication Date:    2000 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-01     Completed Date:  2001-06-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911831     Medline TA:  Clin Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiological Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / etiology*,  immunology,  radiography
Aneurysm, Infected / etiology*,  immunology,  radiography
Aorta, Thoracic
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / etiology*,  immunology,  radiography
Aspergillosis / complications*,  immunology,  radiography
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Lung Diseases, Fungal / complications*,  immunology,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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