Post-traumatic pseudoaneurysm of internal mammary artery: a case report

Grande, Antonino Massimiliano and Cattadori, Barbara and D'Armini, Andrea Maria and Viganò, Mario (2006) Post-traumatic pseudoaneurysm of internal mammary artery: a case report. Il giornale di chirurgia, 27 (10). pp. 377-379. ISSN 1971-145x

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Pseudoaneurysm of the internal mammary artery can be a rare complication of surgery, particularly post-sternotomy, or determined by a direct trauma, usually a stab wound. This report presents a pseudoaneurysm by a stab, diagnosed by chest computed tomography scan performed for hemothorax recurrence. The patient underwent left thoracotomy in third intercostal space; mammary vessels were identified above and below the pseudoaneurysm sac and tied. The postoperative course was uneventful.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pseudoaneurysm, Internal mammary artery, Thoracic penetrating trauma; Pseudoaneurisma, Arteria mammaria interna, Trauma toracico penetrante
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 16:57
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2013 16:57

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