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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His evaluation revealed no evidence of active tuberculosis. Are you a health professional able to sneurismas or dispense drugs? Massive hemoptysis in such a patient is usually treated by bronchial artery embolization and occasionally by surgical lobectomy. Am J Roentgenol,pp. The patient evolved favorably with conservative management, and no complications or other hemoptysis episodes were reported.

This coil is very soft and takes the rasmusaen 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 rasmusseen aneurysms. SNIP measures contextual citation impact by wighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. He had undergone bronchial artery embolization earlier at a different hospital. B CT volumetric reconstruction 3D or volume rendering confirming Rasmussen’s aneurysm arrow.

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Many commercially available substances including embospheres, coils, glue, gel foam, detachable balloons, stent grafts, etc. D Coronal oblique MIP CT reconstruction after embolization showing embolization aneuriismas coil occluding the Rasmussen’s aneurysm arrow.

A pseudoaneurysm is defined as an arterial dilatation that does not comprise all of its wall layers, thus it is at a higher risk of rupture when compared to a true aneurysm. Clinical presentation can range from an incidental finding to a life-threatening bleeding with massive aneufismas.


No dilation of the bronchial arteries or extravasation of contrast medium from these vessels was observed. PAPs can have different etiologies depending on what caused the arterial wall damage, such as infection, trau- ma, neoplasm or iatrogenic lesion 1.

Rasmussen’s aneurysm

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.

Support Center Support Center. He, however, continued to have recurrent hemoptysis and was referred to us for evaluation and management. No dilation of the bronchial arteries or extravasation of contrast medium from these vessels was observed. Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: 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.

Am J Roentgenol,pp. Pulmonary artery false aneurys- ms secondary to Swan-Ganz pulmonary artery catheters.

Rasmussen’s aneurysm is a rare and often missed cause of hemoptysis in patients with tubercular lung cavities. Although a rare pathology, pulmonary artery pseudoa- neurysms can have distinct etiologies, namely iatrogenic lesions.

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

Successful embolization of Rasmussen’s aneurysm for severe hemoptysis. Thank you for updating your details. Edit article Share aaneurismas View revision history. Mycotic aneurisms and pyogenic bacteria PAPs are more frequently diagnosed in intrave- nous drug users and are associated with endocarditis and septic embolization.

While the “classic” terminology relates the lesion to cavitary tuberculosis, the term is now used for the anatomic aneurysm associated with other destructive lung lesions. Massive haemoptysis of pulmonary arterial origin: Please cite this article as: Haemoptysis is the usual presenting symptom and may be life-threatening when it is massive. Ana Jaureguizar Oriol a. Pulmonary artery aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms in adults: Life-threatening hemoptysis is a medical emergency defined as the expectoration of over ml blood in a h period.


It is a monthly Journal that publishes a total of 12 issues, which contain these types of articles to different extents. Some adjacent bronchi had their lumina filled with content, presu- mably blood. Can CT replace bron- choscopy in the detection of the site and cause of bleeding in patients with large or massive hemoptysis?

Hemoptysis in such a patient can result from a number of etiologies like se reactivation, bronchiectasis, aspergiloma and vascular complications like hypervascularity from bronchial arteries, arteriovenous fistula formation, pseudoaneurysms, etc.

This is then gradually replaced by fibrin, resulting in thinning of the arterial wall, pseudoaneurysm formation, and subsequent rupture with hemorrhage.

A 67 year old woman, with a background of systemic scle- rosis diagnosed 19 years ago with pulmonary fibrosis, cardiac insufficiency and gastrointestinal involvement, and open-heart aortic biologic valve replacement to treat aortic stenosis inwas referred for an elective right heart catheterization due to pulmonary hypertension.

Most cases originate in hypertrophic bronchial arteries. His right pulmonary artery was selectively cannulated via right femoral venous approach.

Embolization of multiple Rasmussen aneurysms as a treatment of haemoptysis.

Hemoptysis as a sequelae of past tubercular infection of lungs is a known occurrence. Sem tratamento, os pseudoaneurismas podem aumentar ou sofrer ruptura. Ana Jaureguizar Oriol a .

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