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Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e318243250a
Thoracic Imaging

Intercostal Artery Pseudoaneurysm Due to Thoracentesis: Diagnosis With Three-Dimensional Computed Tomographic Angiography

Long, Svati Singla MD; Johnson, Pamela T. MD; Fishman, Elliot K. MD

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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.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.



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