CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 254–257

Bronchial aneurysms mimicking aortic aneurysms: Endovascular treatment in two patients

Authors

  • Hélène Vernhet
    • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular ImagingHôpital Cardio-Pneumologique A. de Villeneuve
  • Claudine Bousquet
    • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular ImagingHôpital Cardio-Pneumologique A. de Villeneuve
  • Betty Jean
    • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular ImagingHôpital Cardio-Pneumologique A. de Villeneuve
  • Alvian Lesnik
    • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular ImagingHôpital Cardio-Pneumologique A. de Villeneuve
  • Gérard Durand
    • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular ImagingHôpital Cardio-Pneumologique A. de Villeneuve
  • Jacques Giron
    • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular ImagingHôpital Cardio-Pneumologique A. de Villeneuve
  • Jean Paul Senac
    • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular ImagingHôpital Cardio-Pneumologique A. de Villeneuve
Case Reports

DOI: 10.1007/s002709900378

Cite this article as:
Vernhet, H., Bousquet, C., Jean, B. et al. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (1999) 22: 254. doi:10.1007/s002709900378

Abstract

Bronchial artery dilatation and aneurysm formation is a potential complication of local inflammation, especially in bronchiectasis. When the bronchial artery has an ectopic origin from the inferior segment of the aortic arch, aneurysms may mimick aortic aneurysms. Despite this particular location, endovascular treatment is possible. We report two such aneurysms that were successfully embolized with steel coils.

Key words

HemoptysisBronchiectasisBronchial arteryAneurysmEmbolizationSteel coils

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© Springer-Verlag 1999