Hemoptysis secondary to pulmonary pseudoaneurysm 30 years after a gunshot wound

Clare Savage, Joseph B. Zwischenberger, Karyna C. Ventura, Gerhard R. Wittich

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A 49-year-old man presented with intermittent hemoptysis from a traumatic pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm 30 years following a thoracic gunshot wound. The patient was asymptomatic for 28.5 years, when he began experiencing recurrent hemoptysis, chest pain, and a cough. A left lower lobe mass on chest x-ray film was investigated with contrast-enhanced computed tomography and pulmonary angiogram confirming a 1.5-cm pseudoaneurysm. Intraluminal coil embolization was attempted, but a left lower lobectomy was ultimately necessary to treat persistent hemoptysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021-1023
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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