Endovascular coil embolisation of a giant pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm from a gunshot wound

Abhishek Kumar, John Yoon, Anastasia Kunac, Sohail Contractor, Piotr Kisza

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalTrauma
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

Keywords

  • Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm
  • coil embolisation

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