TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Vijayvergiya, Rajesh; Singh Chongtham, Dhanaraj; Kumar Thingnam, Shyam; Grover, Anil; Lal, Anupam
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Angiology;Aug/Sep2008, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p507
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
33946378

 

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