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Mycotic pseudoaneursym of the aortic arch: an unusual complication of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis

  • Korgun Koral
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    Corresponding author. Present address: Department of Radiology, Children's Memorial Hospital, 2300 Children's Plaza, No. 9, Chicago, IL 60614, USA. Tel.: +1-773-880-3520; fax: +1-773-880-3517
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    Department of Radiological Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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  • Theodore R. Hall
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    Department of Radiological Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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      Abstract

      Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is usually a condition of the immunocompromised patients. The organism has a tendency to invade pulmonary blood vessels. Extension of a pulmonary parenchymal lesion to involve the mediastinal great vessels is very rare. This is the first case where the extension of IPA to the aortic arch and the formation of a pseudoaneurysm were demonstrated on serial CT scans.

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