A 38-year-old female was brought to the trauma emergency room after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds to the right chest and abdomen. She had pulmonary contusions involving the right lung and a haemopneumothorax initially managed with chest tube placement. A few weeks into her hospitalisation, she was found to have a giant right pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm, which corresponded to a bullet tract. The pseudoaneurysm was causing a steal phenomenon and impaired perfusion of the right middle lobe and right lower lobe. Endovascular coil embolisation of the pseudoaneurysm was performed with restoration of perfusion to the right lung.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Emergency Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm
- coil embolisation