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Subclavian artery occlusion and pseudoaneurysm caused by lung apex mucormycosis: successful treatment with transcatheter embolization.
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PMID:  16832593     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm and occlusion in young patients are usually post-traumatic. We report the case of a 33-year-old diabetic woman with subclavian artery occlusion and pseudoaneurysm formation caused by pulmonary mucormycosis infection. The patient presented with diabetic ketoacidosis, Horner's syndrome, and absent left arm pulses. A cystic lesion of the left lung apex was found by imaging, was surgically resected, and was histologically diagnosed as mucormycosis infection. Magnetic resonance angiography depicted a left subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm and occlusion adjacent to the mucormycosis lesion. To protect against thromboembolic complications and rupture, the pseudoaneurysm was embolized with coils. The patient is clinically well 1 year after the intervention with no perfusion of the pseudoaneurysm.
Nikolaos Economopoulos; Dimitris Kelekis; Antonios Papadopoulos; Christina Kontopoulou; Elias N Brountzos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0174-1551     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:    2007 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-04     Completed Date:  2007-03-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
2nd Department of Radiology, Athens University Medical School, Attikon Hospital, 1 Rimini Street, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis,  microbiology,  therapy*
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnosis,  microbiology,  therapy*
Diabetic Ketoacidosis / complications,  microbiology
Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
Horner Syndrome / complications,  microbiology
Lung / microbiology*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Angiography / methods
Mucormycosis / complications*,  diagnosis
Subclavian Artery / microbiology,  radiography*
Treatment Outcome

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