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Rasmussen’s aneurysm: a rare and potentially fatal cause of hemoptysis

Johnny F Jaber, Ayoub Innabi, Divya C Patel
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.a2021.0018
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Pubmed: 33881154

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Published online: 2021-04-21
Submitted: 2020-12-01
Accepted: 2021-01-08

Abstract

Rasmussen’s aneurysm is a rare and fatal cause of hemoptysis secondary to infection with pulmonary tuberculosis. The most commonly involved vessels include the bronchial arteries, but rarely can involve the pulmonary artery.
We report the case of a 62-year-old female from the Philippines with undiagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis who presented with massive hemoptysis. After hemodynamic stabilization, Rasmussen’s aneurysm was diagnosed by computed tomography of the chest with angiography, confirmed with invasive angiography. She was treated definitively with glue embolization of the affected artery.

Abstract

Rasmussen’s aneurysm is a rare and fatal cause of hemoptysis secondary to infection with pulmonary tuberculosis. The most commonly involved vessels include the bronchial arteries, but rarely can involve the pulmonary artery.
We report the case of a 62-year-old female from the Philippines with undiagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis who presented with massive hemoptysis. After hemodynamic stabilization, Rasmussen’s aneurysm was diagnosed by computed tomography of the chest with angiography, confirmed with invasive angiography. She was treated definitively with glue embolization of the affected artery.

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Keywords

hemoptysis; tuberculosis; critical care; angiography

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Title

Rasmussen’s aneurysm: a rare and potentially fatal cause of hemoptysis

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Ahead of Print

Article type

Case report

Published online

2021-04-21

DOI

10.5603/ARM.a2021.0018

Pubmed

33881154

Keywords

hemoptysis
tuberculosis
critical care
angiography

Authors

Johnny F Jaber
Ayoub Innabi
Divya C Patel

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