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Treatment of Pulmonary Artery Compression Due to Fibrous Mediastinitis With Endovascular Stent Placement*

Alejandro Guerrero, BA; Eric K. Hoffer, MD; Leonard Hudson, MD, FCCP; Paul Schuler, MD, FCCP; Riyad Karmy-Jones, MD
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*From the Departments of Surgery (Mr. Guerrero and Dr. Karmy-Jones), Radiology (Dr. Hoffer), and Pulmonary Medicine (Dr. Hudson), Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA; and Willis-Knighton Health System and Christus-Shumpert Medical Center (Dr. Schuler), Shreveport, LA.

Correspondence to: Riyad Karmy-Jones, MD, Department of Surgery, Box 359796, Harborview Medical Center, 352 Ninth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104; e-mail: karmy@u.washington.edu



Chest. 2001;119(3):966-968. doi:10.1378/chest.119.3.966
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We present the case of a 32-year-old woman with high-grade right pulmonary artery stenosis secondary to fibrous mediastinitis. The patient was managed with balloon angioplasty and stent placement. Only 15 cases of this nature have been reported in the literature, and this is one of the first to be managed with endovascular stent placement.

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