Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 51–52 | Cite as

Bilateral pseudoaneurysms of the pulmonary arteries caused by blunt chest injury

  • T. Kasai
  • K. Kobayashi
Case reports


A case of bilateral pseudoaneurysms of the pulmonary arteries caused by blunt chest injury is presented. Although this is a very rare complication, this entity should always be suspected in a patient with hemoptysis and a radiodensity on chest radiograph following chest injury. Selection of operative procedures should be based on the location or the extent of the pseudoaneurysm.

Key words

Pseudoaneurysm Pulmonary artery Blunt injury 


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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Kasai
    • 1
  • K. Kobayashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Trauma and Critical Care CenterTeilyo University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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