Pseudoaneurysm of brachiocephalic artery caused by blunt chest trauma.


Traumatic aneurysms of the brachiocephalic artery may cause mostly nonspecific symptoms, which may lead to a misdiagnosis with serious complications. This report describes a 27-year-old woman with a traumatic aneurysm of the brachiocephalic artery,suffering from lung symptoms. Brachiocephalic aneurysm and bronchiectasis were diagnosed by chest CT scan. A bypass from the ascending aorta to the distal brachiocephalic artery with a prosthetic graft and aneurysmectomy were performed without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. The patient had an uneventful recovery.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-965400

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@article{Rabus2008PseudoaneurysmOB, title={Pseudoaneurysm of brachiocephalic artery caused by blunt chest trauma.}, author={Murat Bulent Rabus and B. Vijay Kiran and Hasan Sunar}, journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon}, year={2008}, volume={56 5}, pages={301-3} }