Peripheral pulmonary artery aneurysm presenting as a solitary pulmonary nodule

  • Mauro Federico Luis Tamagno Thoracic Surgery Department - Heart Institute (InCor) - Hospital das Clínicas - Faculdade de Medicina - Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo/SP
  • Jussara Bianchi Castelli Laboratory of Pathology - Heart Institute (InCor) - Hospital das Clínicas - Faculdade de Medicina - Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo/SP
  • Benoit Jacques Bibas Thoracic Surgery Department - Heart Institute (InCor) - Hospital das Clínicas - Faculdade de Medicina - Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo/SP
  • Helio Minamoto Thoracic Surgery Department - Heart Institute (InCor) - Hospital das Clínicas - Faculdade de Medicina - Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo/SP
Keywords: Solitary Pulmonary Nodule, Aneurysm, Pulmonary Artery

Abstract

We report the case of a 63-year-old female patient who was evaluated due to a solitary pulmonary nodule. The final diagnosis was a solitary peripheral pulmonary artery saccular aneurysm. The patient was submitted to a pulmonary lobectomy with excellent recovery. Peripheral pulmonary artery aneurysms that arise from segmental or intrapulmonary branches are extremely rare, and their management is still controversial.

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Published
2015-06-30
How to Cite
Tamagno, M., Castelli, J., Bibas, B., & Minamoto, H. (2015). Peripheral pulmonary artery aneurysm presenting as a solitary pulmonary nodule. Autopsy and Case Reports, 5(2), 49-53. Retrieved from http://www.revistas.usp.br/autopsy/article/view/107032
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Article / Clinical Case Report