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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Case 2 Case 2. Pulmonary artery rupture associated with the Swan-Ganz catheter. Complete occlusion of aneurysms by coils marked by arrows as seen in a 3D virtually rendered image and b maximum intensity transverse section projection of repeat CT pulmonary angiogram.

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

Nevertheless, small pseu- doaneurysm may be successfully managed conservatively 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.

A Coronal maximum intensity projection MIP CT reconstruction, showing a Rasmussen’s aneurysm arrow on a subsegmentary branch of the right lower lobe artery. Severe hemoptysis of pulmonary arterial origin: Association of Three Developmental Lung Anomalies in an SNIP measures contextual citation impact by wighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.

Endovascular treat- ment of PA pseudoaneurysm caused by Swan-Ganz catheter. If no abnormal bronchial arteries are found, then surgical lobectomy is considered for the control of life-threatening bleed.


A year-old male patient with a past history of tuberculosis of lung, which was treated earlier with anti-tubercular therapy, had presented with a history of recurrent 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.

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Failure to do so may prevent detection of a Rasmussen’s aneurysm, and if the patient finally undergoes an angiogram for treatment of their hemoptysis, the result may be unnecessary embolization of the systemic arteries. Open in a separate window. Airway aneurismqs of ruptured pulmonary artery Rasmussen aneurysm and massive hemoptysis.

Multiplane reformatted images Fig. Please cite this article as: SRJ is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. Historically, pulmonary artery aneurysms were believed to be a common cause of hemoptysis or coughing up blood in tuberculosis. N D J Med.

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

Rasmussen’s aneurysm is a pulmonary artery aneurysm associated with a cavitary lung lesion. This item has received. Chest,pp. C Coronal MIP CT reconstruction pulmonary parenchyma window showing signs of lung hemorrhage asterisk and bilateral residual infectious parenchymal opacities arrows. No dilation of the bronchial arteries or extravasation of contrast medium from these vessels was observed. About Blog Go ad-free.

Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Massive hemoptysis in such a patient is usually treated by bronchial artery embolization and occasionally by surgical lobectomy. Published online Aug Life-threatening hemoptysis is a medical emergency defined aneyrismas the expectoration of over rasmussen blood in a h period.


Pulmonary artery aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms in adults: Rasmussen’s aneurysm is a rare and often missed cause of hemoptysis in patients with tubercular lung cavities. It is a monthly Journal that publishes a total of 12 issues, which contain these types of articles to different extents.

Pulmonary artery aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms in adults: SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and qualitative measure of the journal’s impact. Computer tomography angiography is an excel- lent imaging modality to diagnose and characterize these lesions.

Rasmussen’s aneurysm

Computer tomography angiography showed a pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm in the posterior basal segmental branch of the left lower lobe. This coil is rasnussen soft and takes the shape of the aneurysm easily and without putting pressure on the wall, and that is why, this coil is also used for embolization in the intracranial vascular aneurysms.

Clinical presentation can range from an incidental finding to a life-threatening bleeding with massive hemoptysis. Pulmonary angiography and embolization for severe haemoptysis due to cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis.

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