Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm

Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm refers to a pseudoaneurysm arising from the pulmonary arteries.

Pathology

Unlike a true aneurysm it does not involve all three layers of the the arterial wall. 

They can arise from a number of causes including infection, associated neoplasms and trauma. 

Location

They may a strong predilection for the peripheral pulmonary arteries with most located in segmental and subsegmental pulmonary arteries 1.

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Article information

rID: 63837
System: Vascular, Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pulmonary arterial pseudoaneurysms
  • Pulmonary arterial pseudoaneurysm
  • Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysms
  • Pulmonary pseudoaneurysm

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