Feb 1, 1976

Angioplastic repair of a ruptured pulmonary artery aneurysm

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
N H FishmanT A Freed


A 28-year-old woman had a ruptured solitary pulmonary arterial aneurysm which was successfully treated by pericardial patch graft. The etiology of the aneurysm could not be determined although the patient had had several episodes of blunt chest trauma in the past. Unusual aspects of this case include: location of the aneurysm in the intermediate portion of the left pulmonary artery within the major intralobar fissure, intrapleural rupture, preoperative diagnosis by pulmonary angiography, and an incidentally discovered histopathological abnormality of the aneurysm itself for which no satisfactory explanation has been found.

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Pericardial Patch
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Structure of Parietal Pericardium
Broncholytic Effect
Nonpenetrating Wounds

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