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J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2012 Jan-Feb;36(1):100-2. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e318243250a.

Intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm due to thoracentesis: diagnosis with three-dimensional computed tomographic angiography.

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  • 1Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Abstract

Intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm is extremely rare, with only a few case reports in the literature. Presented in this case report is a patient who developed an intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm after thoracentesis for recurrent pleural effusion. Diagnosis traditionally required arteriography; however, as shown in this case, the resolution of current multidetector computed tomography scanners and the routine acquisition of isotropic data sets with 3-dimensional visualization enable identification and detailed characterization of small vascular lesions such as these.

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