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Combination of Aortic Stent-Graft and Arterial Embolization for Ruptured Bronchial Artery Aneurysm

Authors
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
0003-4975
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
92
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.02.082

Abstract

Bronchial artery aneurysm is a rare condition. Rupture of bronchial artery aneurysm can cause a critical hemorrhage. We report a case of ruptured bronchial artery aneurysm mimicking a clinical picture of aortic dissection with right hemothorax. The patient was treated with a combination of an aortic stent-graft and arterial embolization. Recovery was uneventful and the patient's follow-up result in 1 year was well. Combination treatment is feasible and accurate for ruptured bronchial artery aneurysm. The present study is among the few in which an aortic stent-graft has been used for a bronchial artery aneurysm.

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