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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Abstract

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
JournalEchocardiography
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aortic aneurysm rupture into lung
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

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