Repair of tuberculous aneurysm of distal aortic arch

Keshavamurthy Suresh, Vallikapathalil Kurian, Nainar Madhu Sankar, Alpesh Patel, Peter Joseph, Kotturathu M. Cherian

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A 65 year old female patient presented with one episode of massive haemoptysis requiring transfusion and subsequently cough with streaky haemoptysis. Computerized tomographic scan and angiogram revealed aneurysm of the distal aortic arch. She underwent elective repair of the psuedoaneurysm through median sternotomy and the bronchial communication was closed through left thoracotomy. Tubercle bacilli were identified in the contents and excised wall of aortic tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-348
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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