Intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm due to thoracentesis: Diagnosis with three-dimensional computed tomographic angiography

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Abstract

Intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm is extremely rare, with only a few case reports in the literature. Presented in this case report is a patient who developed an intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm after thoracentesis for recurrent pleural effusion. Diagnosis traditionally required arteriography; however, as shown in this case, the resolution of current multidetector computed tomography scanners and the routine acquisition of isotropic data sets with 3-dimensional visualization enable identification and detailed characterization of small vascular lesions such as these.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Keywords

  • 3-dimensional rendering
  • Computed tomography angiography
  • Hemothorax
  • Intercostal artery
  • Pseudoaneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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