Mycotic pulmonary artery aneurysm as an unusual complication of thoracic actinomycosis

Hyung Soo Kim, Yu Whan Oh, Hyung Jun Noh, Ki Yeol Lee, Eun-Young Kang, Sang Yeub Lee

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Abstract

Although pulmonary artery aneurysms are a rare vascular anomaly, they are seen in a wide variety of conditions, such as congenital heart disease, infection, trauma, pulmonary hypertension, cystic medial necrosis and generalized vasculitis. To our knowledge, mycotic aneurysms caused by pulmonary actinomycosis have not been reported in the radiologic literature. Herein, a case of pulmonary actinomycosis complicated by mycotic aneurysm is presented. On CT scans, this case showed focal aneurysmal dilatation of a peripheral pulmonary artery within necrotizing pneumonia of the right lower lobe, which was successfully treated with transcatheter embolization using wire coils.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-71
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Abnormalities
  • Infection aneurysm
  • Lung
  • Mycotic aneurysm
  • Pulmonary pulmonary arteries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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