Life-Threatening Hemoptysis Secondary to Rasmussen’s Aneurysm in an HIV Patient. Hemoptisis amenazante secundaria a aneurisma de Rasmussen en. Rasmussen aneurysm (not to be confused with Rasmussen encephalitis) is an uncommon complication of pulmonary tuberculosis and represents a pulmonary . [en] The authors report a case of an year-old boy with a Rasmussen Aneurisma de Rasmussen – relato de um caso em crianca e revisao da literatura.

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Although rare, pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysms PAP have high morbidity and mortality and should not be missed. Thank you for updating your details.

Rasmussen’s aneurysm

J Emerg Trauma Raxmussen. CT pulmonary angiography is the best investigation to confirm their existence and should be done in patients with recurrent hemoptysis, especially if it happens after bronchial arteries have been successfully embolized. Pulmonary artery and vein pseudoaneurysm after gunshot wound to the chest.

Bronchial artery embolization has rightfully become the usual way to treat such patients with massive hemoptysis.

Rasmussen’s aneurysm: A rare and forgotten cause of hemoptysis

CT and CT angiography in massive haemoptysis with emphasis on aheurismas assessment. Articles from Indian Heart Journal are provided here courtesy of Elsevier. All manuscripts are sent to peer-review and handled by the Editor or an Associate Editor from the team. Archivos de Bronconeumologia http: Nevertheless, small pseu- doaneurysm may be successfully managed conservatively To improve our services and products, we use “cookies” own or third parties authorized to show advertising related to client preferences through the analyses of navigation customer behavior.

SRJ is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. Rasmussen’s aneurysm, if present, can be another treatable cause of hemoptysis in such patients. Bilateral pleural effusion, mediastinal adeno- pathies and esophageal dilatation were noted.


During the procedure she presented with massive hemoptysis and dw instability leading to a cardiopulmonary arrest. The patient evolved favorably with conservative management, and no complications or other hemoptysis episodes were reported. Pulmonary artery aneurysms are rare.

SNIP measures contextual citation impact by wighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. Although a rare complication, pulmonary artery pseudoa- neurysms are associated with ramsussen morbidity and aneurissmas, and should not be missed. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

Abstract Hemoptysis as a sequelae of past tubercular infection of lungs is a known occurrence. No dilation of the bronchial arteries or extravasation of contrast medium from these vessels was observed. Fibroproliferative vasculopathy and mainly microvascular abnormalities are present in systemic sclerosis 6.

Pseudoaneurisma da artéria pulmonar: uma lesão vascular rara após cateterismo cardíaco direito

You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys. Recebido a 02 de novembro de ; Aceite a rasumssen de dezembro de Acute Med, 11pp. The treat- ment of choice is more frequently endovascular emboliza- tion as it is proven to be a safe and effective alternative to surgery Pulmonary artery rupture associated with the Swan-Ganz rasmhssen.

Massive haemoptysis of pulmonary arterial origin: Case 2 Case 2. Even when the pulmonary aneurysm is present, the actual bronchial bleeding may be from the bronchial artery, rather than from the pulmonary artery.

Mycotic aneurisms and pyogenic bacteria PAPs are more frequently diagnosed in intrave- nous drug users and are associated with endocarditis and septic embolization. A chest computed tomography CT angiography was performed, showing an aneurysm 1 cm in diameter in the subsegmentary pulmonary artery of the right lower lobe Fig.

Hemoptysis as a sequelae of past tubercular infection of lungs is a known occurrence.

Multiplane reformatted images Fig. Mild hemoptysis in a patient with history of old treated tuberculosis of lungs is usually secondary to tubercular reactivation or secondary bacterial or Aspergillus infection of a tuberculous cavity.


Three days later she presented with a new hemoptysis episode, hemoglobin level drop and hemodynamic instability promp- ting an urgent thoracic computer tomography angiography CTA scan request. Massive hemoptysis in such a patient is usually treated by bronchial artery embolization and occasionally by surgical lobectomy. Clinical presentation can range from an incidental finding to a life-threatening bleeding with massive hemoptysis.

We report the case of a year-old man with advanced human immunodeficiency virus infection stage C3smoker and former intravenous drug user, who presented at our hospital with life-threatening hemoptysis, hypotension and tachycardia. Our case is of interest because, while our patient did not have a history of tuberculosis, the cause of his life-threatening hemoptysis was a Rasmussen’s aneurysm associated with his previous history of lung infections.

Rasmussen’s aneurysm – Wikipedia

The granulation tissue replaces the adventitia and media of the aenurismas arterial wall, which is in turn replaced by fibrin, leading to thinning and pseudoaneurysm formation. In addition to emphysema phenotype chronic obstructive lung disease and hepatitis C-related liver cirrhosis, he had had multiple lung infections caused by unusual pathogens Pneumocystis jiroveciinon-tuberculous mycobacteria, semi-invasive aspergillosis, etc.

Aneeurismas a patient presents with hemoptysis, urgent CTA is as accurate as bronchoscopy in detecting the site of bleeding 8, helps to identify the underlying cause and the effects of hemorrhage on lung parenchyma.

He had undergone bronchial artery embolization earlier at a different hospital. Translators working for the Journal are in charge of the corresponding translations. Successful embolization of Rasmussen’s aneurysm for severe hemoptysis.