Rupture of a solitary, erosive peripheral pulmonary artery aneurysm

C. Moorthy, E. Walser, S. D. John, Carlos Angel, L. E. Swischuk

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Abstract

Aneurysms of the pulmonary arteries and their branches are rare. Although they may occur as isolated congenital anomalies, they more frequently are associated with congenital heart disease and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Less common predisposing factors include primary pulmonary hypertension, collagen vascular disease, trauma, and pulmonary banding. Inflammatory or infectious contributing factors include chronic granulomatous infection, infective endocarditis, pneumonia, and the Hughes- Stovin and Behcet's syndromes. Chronic pulmonary arterial hypertension, due to an underlying left-to-right shunt, as well as a superimposed focal bacterial pneumonia were the etiologic factors in the develop ment of the segmental pulmonary artery aneurysm in our patient. The rarity of this constellation of predisposing factors and the diagnostic dilemma posed by the findings in our patient led us to report our case and review the pertinent literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-257
Number of pages5
JournalEmergency Radiology
Volume3
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Pulmonary Hypertension
Causality
Pulmonary Artery
Aneurysm
Rupture
Bacterial Pneumonia
Collagen Diseases
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Behcet Syndrome
Endocarditis
Vascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Pneumonia
Lung
Wounds and Injuries
Infection
Familial Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Rupture of a solitary, erosive peripheral pulmonary artery aneurysm. / Moorthy, C.; Walser, E.; John, S. D.; Angel, Carlos; Swischuk, L. E.

In: Emergency Radiology, Vol. 3, No. 5, 01.12.1996, p. 253-257.

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Moorthy, C, Walser, E, John, SD, Angel, C & Swischuk, LE 1996, 'Rupture of a solitary, erosive peripheral pulmonary artery aneurysm', Emergency Radiology, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 253-257. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01507784
Moorthy, C. ; Walser, E. ; John, S. D. ; Angel, Carlos ; Swischuk, L. E. / Rupture of a solitary, erosive peripheral pulmonary artery aneurysm. In: Emergency Radiology. 1996 ; Vol. 3, No. 5. pp. 253-257.
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