A Ruptured Mediastinal Bronchial Artery Aneurysm Treated with Urgent Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair.

A Ruptured Mediastinal Bronchial Artery Aneurysm Treated with Urgent Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair. Intern Med. 2020 Feb 19;: Authors: Kikutani K, Itai J, Ota K, Chosa K, Yamane Y, Shime N Abstract Bronchial artery aneurysms are a rare but potentially life-threatening complications because of the massive hemothorax or hemoptysis that occurs with ruptures. A 79-year-old woman was transferred to our hospital because of the sudden onset of back pain, syncope, and subsequent hypotension. Computed tomography showed a left bronchial artery aneurysm with bilateral hemothorax and hemomediastinum. Transcatheter bronchial artery embolization failed because of the anatomical location, and she went into cardiopulmonary arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed with successful revival. Urgent thoracic endovascular aortic repair to cover the root of the left bronchial artery was successful, and she survived without any neurological deficits. PMID: 32074575 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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