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Am Surg. 2002 May;68(5):414-6.

Traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the pulmonary artery: case report and review of the literature.

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Department of Surgery, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, New York, New York, USA.


Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm is a very rare but potential complication of chest trauma. These aneurysms are usually produced by penetrating trauma although a few cases have been reported after blunt injury. They should be suspected if there is a persistence of opacity on chest radiograph that when evaluated by contrast-enhanced CT shows an increased opacification of the mass. Diagnosis is confirmed with a pulmonary arteriogram.

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