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Post-traumatic pseudoaneurysm of internal mammary artery: a case report.
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PMID:  17147851     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pseudoaneurysm of the internal mammary artery can be a rare complication of surgery, particularly post-sternotomy, or determined by a direct trauma, usually a stab wound. This report presents a pseudoaneurysm by a stab, diagnosed by chest computed tomography scan performed for hemothorax recurrence. The patient underwent left thoracotomy in third intercostal space; mammary vessels were identified above and below the pseudoaneurysm sac and tied. The postoperative course was uneventful.
A M Grande; B Cattadori; A M D'Armini; M Viganò
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Il Giornale di chirurgia     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0391-9005     ISO Abbreviation:  G Chir     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-06     Completed Date:  2007-03-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011768     Medline TA:  G Chir     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universita degli Studi di Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Divisione Cardiochirurgia.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Hemothorax / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Mammary Arteries / injuries*
Thoracic Injuries / complications*
Treatment Outcome
Wounds, Stab / complications*

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