Covered Stent and Coils Embolization of a Pulmonary Artery Pseudoaneurysm After Gunshot Wound

  • Nicolas Huet
  • Mathieu Rodiere
  • Michel Badet
  • Marie Michoud
  • Pierre-Yves Brichon
  • Gilbert Ferretti
  • Frédéric Thony
Case Report


We report the first case of endovascular covered stent implantation for the treatment of a large pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm (PAPA) following a right thoracic gunshot wound. After resuscitation and hemodynamic stabilization, a CT angiography was performed to analyze the neck size of the PAPA and its position relative to the branches of the parent artery. Covered stent implantation with additional coil embolization was successfully performed. At the 4-year follow-up, the stents remained patent and there was neither pseudoaneurysm recurrence nor treatment-related complication.


Pulmonary artery Pseudoaneurysm Chest injury Trauma Endovascular repair Covered stent 


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Conflict of Interest

All authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Does not apply.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Medical ImagingHôpital Universitaire de Grenoble and Université Grenoble AlpesGrenoble Cedex 9France
  2. 2.Intensive Care UnitCentre Hospitalier Métropôle Savoie, site de ChambéryChambéry CedexFrance
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyCentre Hospitalier Métropôle Savoie, Site de ChambéryChambéry CedexFrance
  4. 4.Department of Thoracic and Vascular SurgeryHôpital Universitaire de Grenoble and Université Grenoble AlpesGrenoble Cedex 9France

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