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Bronchial artery pseudoaneurysm with symptomatic mediastinal hematoma

Published:February 10, 2014DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2014.01.010

      Abstract

      Purpose

      To discuss the rare finding of bronchial artery aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms as well as describing available endovascular treatment options.

      Case report

      A 61-year-old male presented to the emergency department and was found to have a paraesophageal hematoma and 1cm bronchial artery pseudoaneurysm. The patient was taken for successful endovascular exclusion by embolization.

      Conclusion

      Bronchial artery pseudoaneurysms are rare but have a chance of rupture. Percutaneous embolization is a reasonable treatment option for these patients.

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