Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm With Infective Pericarditis: A Rare Cause of Intractable Hemoptysis

Vijayvergiya, Rajesh; Singh Chongtham, Dhanaraj; Kumar Thingnam, Shyam; Grover, Anil; Lal, Anupam
August 2008
Angiology;Aug/Sep2008, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p507
Academic Journal
A 52-year-old man with diabetes presented with recurrent, massive hemoptysis following pericardiectomy for pyopericardium secondary to Streptococcus viridans infection. Chest radiograph and bronchoscopic examinations revealed no bronchial cause. Computed tomography of the chest and echocardiography showed a pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle. Surgical exploration confirmed that the pseudoaneurysm communicated with the left lung parenchyma and was the cause of recurrent intractable hemoptysis.


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