Rasmussen's aneurysm: A forgotten scourge☆

  title={Rasmussen's aneurysm: A forgotten scourge☆},
  author={Kshitij Chatterjee and Brendon Colaco and Clinton M G Colaco and Michael Hellman and Nikihil Meena},
  booktitle={Respiratory medicine case reports},
Rasmussen's aneurysm is an inflammatory pseudo-aneurysmal dilatation of a branch of pulmonary artery adjacent to a tuberculous cavity. Life threatening massive hemoptysis from the rupture of a Rasmussen's aneurysm is an uncommon yet life threatening complication of cavitary tuberculosis (TB). We present a case of a young woman who presented with low-grade fever and hemoptysis. Computed tomographic (CT) angiography showed biapical cavitary lesions and actively bleeding aneurysms involving… CONTINUE READING