Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm presenting as left sided hemorrhagic pleural effusion.

@article{Sengupta2007DescendingTA,
  title={Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm presenting as left sided hemorrhagic pleural effusion.},
  author={Pratim Sengupta and Bhaskar Mitra and Kanchan Saha and Sanjay Maitra and Jyotirmoy Pal and Niladri Sarkar},
  journal={The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India},
  year={2007},
  volume={55},
  pages={297-300}
}
Aneurysm of descending thoracic aorta, in majority of cases is diagnosed either by chance in routine chest imaging for some other reasons or rarely due to it's symptomatic presentation like chest pain and other mediastinal compression symptoms. In this case report we present a case of 69 year old smoker who presented with cough, hemoptysis and left sided massive painless hemorrhagic pleural effusion. Further investigation revealed a large aneurysm of descending thoracic aorta which infiltrated… CONTINUE READING

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