Int J Angiol 1996; 5(4): 219-221
DOI: 10.1007/BF02044261
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A giant unilateral pulmonary artery aneurysm: Case report

Veli Gökhan Cin, Faruk Özer, Ahmet Deveci, Savaş Yaşar
  • Selçuk University, School of Medicine, Departments of Cardiology and Pulmonology, Konya, Turkey
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Publication Date:
22 April 2011 (online)

Abstract

A 65-year-old man presented with a left-sided pulmonary artery aneurysm with a fusiform shape. He was considered to be inoperable. Pulmonary hypertension is common with right heart enlargement, as in the present case. Posttraumatic aneurysms have also been reported. Differential diagnosis must distinguish between these two conditions. If 2D echo and CT have failed to distinguish the condition then right heart catheterization and pulmonary angiography are the methods of choice.