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Obstructive Lung Diseases: Fellow Case Report Poster - Obstructive Lung Disease |

Idiopathic Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm: A Case Report of a Rare Disease

Siddique Chaudhary, MD; Joseph Ramzy, MD; Susan Smith, MD
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Mclaren, Flint, MI


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):901A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1001
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Obstructive Lung Disease

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary artery aneurysm (PAA) is defined as dilation of the proximal pulmonary artery or one of its branches. It is difficult to diagnose and often is an autopsy finding. It is classified as central, which arises from the main pulmonary artery, or peripheral, which arises from segmental or sub-segmental arteries. Pulmonary hypertension is an important risk factor for development and rupture of PAA. We present a case of idiopathic PAA which has remained stable for past 10 years.

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