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Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm arising from a lung tumor.
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PMID:  23168593     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 48-year-old smoker and alcoholic patient was admitted for life-threatening hemoptysis. The admission bronchoscopy showed a tumoral mass almost occluding the right bronchus intermedious. During the procedure the patient developed massive bleeding and underwent selective aortic angiogram and coiling of 2 bronchial arteries. After the patient stabilized, a contrast thoracic computed tomography was performed, revealing a right pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm. On the basis of that finding, a selective right pulmonary artery angiogram was performed, showing a 3.4-cm-diameter pseudoaneurysm that was embolized. Hemoptysis resolved after the procedure, but the patient developed parenchymal ischemia-infarct on the treated area (right lower lobe). A pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm can arise from a lung tumor and cause massive hemoptysis. Although unusual, ischemia and infarct can occur after embolotherapy.
Susana Sanchez Padrones; Rosa Lopez Lisbona; Antoni Rosell Gratacos; Alicia Noemi Rodriguez; Jose Pablo Diaz-Jimenez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1944-6586     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101496866     Medline TA:  J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Pulmonary Department and Laser Department, Bellvitge University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain; and Pulmonary Department, Clinica Colon Mar del Plata, Argentina.
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