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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2003 October;44(5):625-7

language: English

An unusual cause of hemoptysis: ventriculopulmonary fistula

Kuzucu A., Tandogan I., Cihan H. B., Gulcan O., Turkoz R.

1 Depar­ment of Tho­racic and Car­di­o­vas­cular Sur­gery, Inonu Uni­ver­sity, ­Turgut ­Ozal Med­ical ­Center Mal­atya, ­Turkey
­2 Cardiology, Inonu Uni­ver­sity, ­Turgut ­Ozal Med­ical ­Center Mal­atya, ­Turkey


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A 55-­year-old man pre­sented ­with mas­sive hemop­tysis fol­lowing cor­o­nary ­artery ­bypass ­grafting and ­repair of a ­left ven­tric­ular aneu­rysm. Radio­log­ical and bron­chos­copic exam­ina­tions ­revealed no bron­chial ­cause. The find­ings of com­puted tomog­raphy (CT) of the ­chest and ech­o­car­di­og­raphy sh­owed ­a pseu­do­aneu­rysm of the ­left ven­tricle. Sur­gical explo­ra­tion con­firmed ­that the pseu­do­aneu­rysm com­mu­ni­cated ­with the ­lung paren­chyma.

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