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Late presentation of pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm following bronchovascular sleeve resection of lung
  1. Joseph Doyle and
  2. Peter Mhandu
  1. Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, BT12 6BA, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joseph Doyle; jdoyle15{at}


A 43-year-old man with a history of double sleeve right upper lobectomy for pulmonary sarcoma, presented with worsening haemoptysis. Bronchoscopic and positron emission tomography (PET)CT appearances were suspicious for disease recurrence; however, on attending for CT-guided biopsy, he was found to have a large pseudoaneurysm of his right pulmonary artery. The patient underwent placement of endovascular covered stent with fluoroscopic confirmation of pseudoaneurysm occlusion, and was discharged home on lifelong antiplatelet therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm following double (bronchovascular) sleeve resection of the lung, successfully treated by endovascular stenting.

  • interventional cardiology
  • interventional cardiology
  • cardiothoracic surgery

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  • Contributors Both authors contributed equally to this submission. PM conceived of the idea for the case report, and supervised the writing of the body of the text. JD researched and wrote the submission.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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