A case report of thoracic aneurysm with aortopulmonary artery fistula

Shreyas A. Modi, Umara Raza, Sumin Chang

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Abstract

Rupture of an aortic aneurysm into the pulmonary artery is a rare and often a fatal event. This complication results in the development of an acute left to right shunt, volume overload, and rapid right heart deterioration. We describe a case of thoracic aortic aneurysm in whom the diagnosis of a communication with the pulmonary artery was made on the basis of transthoracic echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-451
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Echocardiography
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009

Keywords

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Aortopulmonary artery fistula
  • Echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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