Transesophageal echocardiographic identification of a descending aortic aneurysm rupture into the left lung

Srinivasa R. Aaluri, Andrew Miller, Navin C. Nanda, Osman Mukhtar, Kamlesh Ansingkar, Wen Ying Huang, Virender Puri, Lincoln L. Berland, David C. McGiffin

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This case report describes a patient in whom a descending aortic aneurysm ruptured into the left lung, producing hemoptysis. With transesophageal echocardiography, we were able to define the site and extent of the aneurysm, as well as the two sites of rupture into lung tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-271
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Aortic aneurysm rupture into lung
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

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