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Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm after tube thoracostomy.

Authors
  • Podbielski, F J
  • Wiesman, I M
  • Yaghmai, B
  • Owens, C A
  • Benedetti, E
  • Massad, M G
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1997
Volume
64
Issue
5
Pages
1478–1480
Identifiers
PMID: 9386732
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm has been described as a complication of Swan-Ganz catheterization and right heart catheterization. Isolated cases of this condition occurring in blunt and penetrating chest trauma have been reported. In this communication, we describe the case of a patient with intracranial hemorrhage who required positive-pressure ventilation and in whom subsequent pneumothorax developed, necessitating tube thoracostomy. A persistent opacification of the lung field resulted in evaluation with computed chest tomography and color-flow Doppler ultrasonography. A pseudoaneurysm of the lingular segmental artery was identified and successfully obliterated by Gelfoam coil embolization.

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