Canadian Respiratory Journal

Canadian Respiratory Journal / 2008 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 15 |Article ID 835921 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2008/835921

Rennae Thiessen, Fred Matzinger, Jean Seely, Rima Aina, Peter MacLeod, "Fibrosing Mediastinitis: Successful Stenting of the Pulmonary Artery", Canadian Respiratory Journal, vol. 15, Article ID 835921, 4 pages, 2008. https://doi.org/10.1155/2008/835921

Fibrosing Mediastinitis: Successful Stenting of the Pulmonary Artery

Abstract

Fibrosing mediastinitis is a rare benign condition, which can cause compression of the pulmonary or systemic vessels, tracheobronchial tree, coronary arteries or esophagus, leading to disabling clinical symptoms and even death. The case of a 26-year-old woman who presented with dyspnea is described. She was found to have 80% stenosis of the right pulmonary artery secondary to fibrosing mediastinitis. The stenosis was managed successfully with an endovascular Palmaz-Schatz stent, and the patient remains symptom-free 10 years later.

Copyright © 2008 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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