Canadian Respiratory Journal

Canadian Respiratory Journal / 2009 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 16 |Article ID 876784 | 3 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/876784

Huge Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm

Abstract

Pulmonary artery aneurysms (PAAs) are uncommon entities. PAAs are caused mostly by trauma (often iatrogenic), infections and Behcet’s disease (BD). Less common causes are pulmonary hypertension, congenital heart disease and neoplasm. BD is a multisystem disorder presenting with recurrent oral and genital ulcerations, as well as ocular involvement, and PAA is one of its rare complications. A case of huge PAA, in which the usual criteria for the clinical diagnosis of BD were present, is described. Transcatheter embolization resulted in clinical improvement.

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