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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 16, Issue 3, Pages 93-95
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/876784
Case Report

Huge Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm

Aiman M Hammad,1 Sultan M Al-Qahtani,2 and Mohammed A Al-Zahrani2

1Department of Internal Medicine, Assir Central Hospital, Saudi Arabia
2King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia

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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.