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Internal mammary artery pseudoaneurysms complicating chest wall infection in children

Diagnosis and endovascular therapy

      Abstract

      Mycotic internal mammary artery (IMA) pseudoaneurysms are sparsely reported in medical literature. We report imaging findings of IMA pseudoaneurysms secondary to chest wall abscesses (staphylococcal and tuberculous) in two children. Both children were successfully treated by endovascular method thus obviating the need for surgery.

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