Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm of the Pulmonary Artery: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Donaldson, B.; Ngo-Nonga, B.
May 2002
American Surgeon;May2002, Vol. 68 Issue 5, p414
Academic Journal
Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm is a very rare but potential complication of chest trauma. These aneurysms are usually produced by penetrating trauma although a few cases have been reported after blunt injury. They should be suspected if there is a persistence of opacity on chest radiograph that when evaluated by contrast-enhanced CT shows an increased opacification of the mass. Diagnosis is confirmed with a pulmonary arteriogram.


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